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Northwood News ♦ October 2019

Northwood High School Students Moving During NHS Expansion Project

By Linda Perlman

Northwood High School (NHS) students will move to a newly rebuilt Woodward High School building for the 2023–2024 school year while the NHS building is being renovated and expanded.

The Northwood High School Classroom Addition and Facility Upgrade Capital Project will include “reconfiguration of existing spaces and upgrades to building systems,” per the Montgomery County Capital Budget Report.  The project is still in the planning process, but the goal is to nearly double the NHS building’s capacity from 1,500 to 2,700 students.  This is in reaction to Montgomery County’s enrollment projections which estimate an approximately 7% increase in student enrollment in County public schools by the 2024–2025 school year.

Northwood, our neighborhood high school.

Charles W. Woodward High School is currently being used as a holding school for Tilden Middle School during its building renovation which is scheduled to be completed by September 2020.  The Woodward High School building then will be rebuilt to house the NHS students for their upcoming renovation.  After completion of the NHS renovation, Woodward High School, which was closed in 1987 due to declining enrollment, is scheduled to reopen for students in Sept. 2025.

Details about the transportation of NHS students to Woodward High School and the specifics of the renovation of NHS will be decided at a later date.  NHS is about 6.7 miles from Woodward’s campus at 11211 Old Georgetown Road in Rockville.   ■

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