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School Start Times

Updated on 5/15/15 - New School Start Times will go into effect for the 2016-17 school year. Visit this page for more information on the implementation process.

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application

Online application for Free & Reduced Lunch.

MCPS Mobile

The MCPS app, MCPS Mobile, is available for download on Android and Apple.

Six Year Plan

Through a community planning process, the School Board has adopted a new motto - "Engage, Encourage, Empower" and has adopted a new Six Year Plan.


Add money to your child's lunch account online.

Safety and Security

Safety and security measures in MCPS.

Press Room

MCPS Receives National Branding/Image Award for School Public Relations

The MCPS Communications Department received an Award of Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association for the branding/image campaign surrounding the new mission, vision and motto for the school division.

MCPS Announces Launch of Montgomery Central for Alternative Education Opportunities

Beginning on June 22, MCPS alternative education programs will be housed at Montgomery Central – a new, unified school that combines the previous Rivendell, Independence Secondary and Phoenix programs.

MCPS Outdrives the State at Bus Driver Road-E-O Competition

Drivers for the MCPS Transportation Department earned the top award in each of three competition categories at the Virginia Bus Safety Road-E-O – sweeping the bus driver awards for the Commonwealth.

Harding Avenue Principal Transfers to Assistant Principal Position at BHS

Meggan Marshall will transfer to the assistant principal position at Blacksburg High School, pending school board approval. She has been the principal at Harding Avenue Elementary School since 2007.

BHS AP Named Principal at Blacksburg Middle School

Amanda Weidner was named principal at Blacksburg Middle School today, pending school board approval. She has been the assistant principal at Blacksburg High School since 2009.

Northern Virginia Educator Named Principal at Gilbert Linkous Elementary

Carol Slonka was announced as the principal at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School today, pending school board approval. She has been the assistant principal at Montclair Elementary School in Manassas since 2012.

Spring Community Newsletter Now Available

The Spring 2015 edition of the MCPS Community Newsletter is now available.  

Four Montgomery County Schools Recognized by Department of Education

Four Montgomery County schools were recognized by the Virginia Department of Education in the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Incentive Program.

Senior Activities for the Class of 2015

Senior activities for all Montgomery County high schools for 2015 can be found here.

School Start Times to Change in 16-17

The Montgomery County School Board has approved the recommendation to change school start times for the division beginning with the 16-17 school year.

Saia Named Principal at Price’s Fork Elementary

Domenic Saia was named principal at Price’s Fork Elementary School on May 5. He will begin his new post on July 1.

Superintendent Blackburn Announces Resignation

Brenda Blackburn, superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, announced her resignation today, effective October 1, 2015.

Eddie Walters Recognized as Support Staff Employee of the Year

Eddie Walters, coordinator of transportation, is the 2015-16 Support Staff Employee of the Year for MCPS. .

Veteran Fourth Grade Teacher Selected as Teacher of the Year

Cindy Rosenbaum, fourth grade teacher at Kipps Elementary School, was announced as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Superintendent Recommends Changing School Start Times

MCPS superintendent Brenda Blackburn recommended to change school start times for the division beginning in 2016-2017.

MCPS Last Day of School Set for May 29

The last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year will be May 29, 2015.

MCPS Launches New Online Application System

MCPS is transitioning to a new online application system for employment, Recruit & Hire. Applicants who wish to be considered for new positions must create a Recruit & Hire account.

Graduation Dates Set for the Class of 2015

Graduation dates for all Montgomery County high schools for 2015 will be held on the weekend of May 23, 2015.

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