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2015-2016 Budget Planning

The 2015-2016 Budget Planning website contains information on budget basics and a budget blog, updated with timely information on school board discussions regarding the budget.

School Start Times

Updated on 11/24/14 - MCPS administration will research later school start times for secondary students.

MCPS Mobile

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

Free & Reduced Lunch

Online application for Free & Reduced Lunch.

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

SAT Exam Scheduled for Jan. 24 at CHS is Canceled

Published on: January 23, 2015

The administration of the SAT Exam scheduled for January 24, 2015, at Christiansburg High School is canceled.

Celebration for New Auburn Middle School on Jan. 25

The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the new Auburn Middle School will take place on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m.

Parents Asked to Weigh In on Middle and High School Class Schedule

MCPS is asking all parents of middle and high school students to complete a short district survey about class schedules.

Winter Community Newsletter Released This Week

The Winter 2015 edition of the MCPS Community Newsletter was delivered to homes this week and can also be found on the MCPS website.

School Board Accepts Letters of Interest for District E Vacancy

The County School Board of Montgomery County is seeking letters of interest for the School Board seat representing Election District E of Montgomery County. Qualified voters of Election District E who may be interested in seeking appointment for the position are encouraged to apply.

School Board Changes Meeting Start Time

At the annual organizational meeting of the Montgomery County School Board, the board voted to change the start time for regularly scheduled meetings to 7 p.m.

Yard Sale to be Held at AMS on Jan. 9

A yard sale for surplus supplies, furniture and equipment will be held on Friday, January 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Auburn Middle School location, 4069 Riner Road in Riner.

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Communication Excellence Rewarded

MCPS earned two awards in the 2014 Chespra communications contest, including the top award of excellence for the 13-14 budget planning website. Awards were presented by the Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

MCPS Seeks Parent Input on School Start Times

MCPS released a parent survey to gather input on school start times and student sleep cycles.

College Application Week Begins at MCPS High Schools

All four high schools in Montgomery County will celebrate College Application Week. Each high school will host a unique event where students can receive individual assistance and apply to college at no cost to them.

2015-16 Budget Planning Website: Visual, Informative, Interactive

As planning begins for the 2015-2016 budget, MCPS has created a new budget planning website.

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.

Montgomery County Outscores the State and National Average on the SAT

Montgomery County’s students planning to graduate in 2014 scored higher than their statewide and nationwide peers on every section of the SAT, ranking as the tenth highest school division in the state.

The Transcript Highway: No More Scrambling for High School Transcripts

Montgomery County Public Schools is participating in a state pilot program with Parchment, an eTranscript program that will allow current students to send their high school transcripts online to their college of choice safely and free.

MCPS Receives $100,000 School Security Grant

Montgomery County Public Schools received $100,000 in the 2014 General Assembly’s School Security Equipment competitive grant program, to be put towards improvements in four schools in the district.

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The award recognizes excellence in academics.

Most MCPS Schools Fully Accredited

Fourteen schools in Montgomery County will receive full accreditation by the state, as indicated by 2013-2014 testing scores. Eastern Montgomery High School and Auburn High School have moved to fully accredited status.

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