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Red Zone/Green Zone: MCPS Focus and Non-Focus Schools

Shortly after arriving in Montgomery County, Superintendent Jerry Weast carried out an analysis of the school system which divided the county into what he dubbed the Red Zone and the Green Zone.  The Red Zone comprised a corridor stretching from the DC border through the center of Montgomery County (Takoma, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Rockville, Gaithersburg) that was "highly impacted" by poverty and other challenges, namely high numbers of minorities, and high ESOL and FARMS rates.  “Housing Policy is School Policy: The Academic Success of Montgomery County” is relevant to the discussion.

Rather than Red and Green Zone, Montgomery County Public Schools, refers to "focus" and "non-focus" schools.  The MCPS Schools at a Glance publication details which elementary schools are the 66 "focus" elementary schools receiving "focus" funding. In the box labeled “School Programs” on the Schools at a Glance page for each elementary school, there is a notation that says “Focused Academic Support” and then the source of the funding for this support is noted. 30 Focus elementary schools are shown as receiving Title 1 Funds and the other 36 as receiving Local Funds to support their programs.

ALPHABETICAL LISTING, COLOR-CODED

The 66 MCPS Elementary Schools with Focused Academic Support as of the 2009-10 school year are shown on the list below in red:

Arcola, 1820 Franwall Ave , Silver Spring 20902 
Ashburton, 6314 Lone Oak Dr , Bethesda 20817  
Bannockburn, 6520 Dalroy Lane , Bethesda 20817   
Lucy V. Barnsley, 14516 Nadine Dr , Rockville 20853  
Beall, 451 Beall Ave , Rockville 20850  
Bel Pre, 13801 Rippling Brook Dr , Silver Spring 20906  
Bells Mill, 8225 Bells Mill Rd , Potomac 20854  
Belmont, 19528 Olney Mill Rd , Olney 20832  
Bethesda, 7600 Arlington Rd , Bethesda 20814  
Beverly Farms, 8501 Postoak Rd , Potomac 20854  
Bradley Hills, 8701 Hartsdale Ave , Bethesda 20817  
Broad Acres, 710 Beacon Rd , Silver Spring 20903 
Brooke Grove, 2700 Spartan Rd , Olney 20832 
Brookhaven, 4610 Renn St , Rockville 20853 
Brown Station, 851 Quince Orchard Blvd , Gaithersburg 20878 
Burning Tree, 7900 Beech Tree Rd , Bethesda 20817 
Burnt Mills, 11211 Childs St , Silver Spring 20901 
Burtonsville, 15516 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville 20866   
Candlewood, 7210 Osprey Dr , Rockville 20855 
Cannon Road, 901 Cannon Rd , Silver Spring 20904 
Carderock Springs, 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda 20817   
Rachel Carson, 100 Tschiffely Square Rd , Gaithersburg 20878 
Cashell, 17101 Cashell Rd , Rockville 20853 
Cedar Grove, 24001 Ridge Rd , Germantown 20876 
Chevy Chase, 4015 Rosemary St , Chevy Chase 20815 
Clarksburg, 13530 Redgrave Pl , Clarksburg 20871 
Clearspring, 9930 Moyer Rd , Damascus 20872 
Clopper Mill, 18501 Cinnamon Dr , Germantown 20874 
Cloverly, 800 Briggs Chaney Rd , Silver Spring 20905 
Cold Spring, 9201 Falls Chapel Way, Potomac 20854   
College Gardens, 1700 Yale Pl , Rockville 20850 
Cresthaven, 1234 Cresthaven Dr , Silver Spring 20903 
Capt. James E. Daly, 20301 Brandermill Dr , Germantown 20876  
Damascus, 10201 Bethesda Church Rd , Damascus 20872  
Darnestown, 15030 Turkey Foot Rd , Gaithersburg 20878  
Diamond, 4 Marquis Dr , Gaithersburg 20878  
Dr. Charles R. Drew, 1200 Swingingdale Dr , Silver Spring 20905 
DuFief, 15001 DuFief Dr , Gaithersburg 20878  
East Silver Spring, 631 Silver Spring Ave , Silver Spring 20910   
Fairland, 14315 Fairdale Rd , Silver Spring 20905   
Fallsmead, 1800 Greenplace Terr , Rockville 20850   
Farmland, 7000 Old Gate Rd , Rockville 20852   
Fields Road, One School Dr , Gaithersburg 20878   
Flower Hill, 18425 Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg 20879     
Flower Valley, 4615 Sunflower Dr , Rockville 20853   
Forest Knolls, 10830 Eastwood Ave , Silver Spring 20901   
Fox Chapel, 19315 Archdale Rd , Germantown 20874  
Gaithersburg, 35 North Summit Ave , Gaithersburg 20877  
Galway, 12612 Galway Dr , Silver Spring 20904  
Garrett Park, 4810 Oxford St , Garrett Park 20896  
Georgian Forest, 3100 Regina Dr , Silver Spring 20906  
Germantown, 19110 Liberty Mill Rd , Germantown 20874  
William B. Gibbs, Jr. 12615 Royal Crown Dr , Germantown 20876  
Glen Haven, 10900 Inwood Ave , Silver Spring 20902 
Glenallan, 12520 Heurich Rd , Silver Spring 20902  
Goshen, 8701 Warfield Rd , Gaithersburg 20882  
Great Seneca Creek, 13010 Dairymaid Dr , Germantown 20874  
Greencastle, 13611 Robey Rd , Silver Spring 20904  
Greenwood, 3336 Gold Mine Rd , Brookeville 20833  
Harmony Hills, 13407 Lydia St , Silver Spring 20906  
Highland, 3100 Medway St , Silver Spring 20902  
Highland View, 9010 Providence Ave , Silver Spring 20901   
Jackson Road, 900 Jackson Rd , Silver Spring 20904   
Jones Lane, 15110 Jones Lane, Gaithersburg 20878    
Kemp Mill, 411 Sisson St , Silver Spring 20902  
Kensington Parkwood, 4710 Saul Rd , Kensington 20895   
Lake Seneca, 13600 Wanegarden Dr , Germantown 20874  
Lakewood, 2534 Lindley Terr , Rockville 20850   
Laytonsville, 21401 Laytonsville Rd , Gaithersburg 20882   
Little Bennett, 23930 Burdette Forest Rd , Clarksburg 20871   
Luxmanor, 6201 Tilden La , Rockville 20852  
Thurgood Marshall, 12260 McDonald Chapel Dr , Gaithersburg 20878  
Maryvale, 1000 First St , Rockville 20850   
Spark M. Matsunaga, 13902 Bromfield Rd , Germantown 20874   
S. Christa McAuliffe, 12500 Wisteria Dr , Germantown 20874  
Ronald McNair, 13881 Hopkins Rd , Germantown 20874  
Meadow Hall, 951 Twinbrook Pkwy , Rockville 20851  
Mill Creek Towne, 17700 Park Mill Dr , Rockville 20855  
Monocacy, 18801 Barnesville Rd , Dickerson 20842  
Montgomery Knolls, 807 Daleview Dr , Silver Spring 20901   
New Hampshire Estates, 8720 Carroll Ave , Silver Spring 20903  
Roscoe R. Nix, 1100 Corliss St , Silver Spring 20903   
North Chevy Chase, 3700 Jones Bridge Rd , Chevy Chase 20815  
Oak View, 400 East Wayne Ave , Silver Spring 20901  
Oakland Terrace, 2720 Plyers Mill Rd , Silver Spring 20902  
Olney, 3401 Queen Mary Dr , Olney 20832  
William Tyler Page, 13400 Tamarack Rd , Silver Spring 20904  
Pine Crest, 201 Woodmoor Dr , Silver Spring 20901  
Piney Branch, 7510 Maple Ave , Takoma Park 20912  
Poolesville, 19565 Fisher Ave , Poolesville 20837  
Potomac, 10311 River Rd , Potomac 20854   
Judith A. Resnik, 7301 Hadley Farms Dr , Gaithersburg 20879  
Dr. Sally K. Ride, 21301 Seneca Crossing Dr , Germantown 20876  
Ritchie Park, 1514 Dunster Rd , Rockville 20854  
Rock Creek Forest, 8330 Grubb Rd , Chevy Chase 20815  
Rock Creek Valley, 5121 Russett Rd , Rockville 20853   
Rock View, 3901 Denfeld Ave , Kensington 20895   
Lois P. Rockwell, 24555 Cutsail Dr , Damascus 20872  
Rolling Terrace, 705 Bayfield St , Takoma Park 20912  
Rosemary Hills, 2111 Porter Rd , Silver Spring 20910  
Rosemont, 16400 Alden Ave , Gaithersburg 20877   
Sequoyah, 17301 Bowie Mill Rd , Derwood 20855   
Seven Locks, 9500 Seven Locks Rd , Bethesda 20817   
Sherwood, 1401 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd , Sandy Spring 20860   
Sargent Shriver, 12518 Greenly Dr. , Silver Spring 20906   
Sligo Creek, 500 Schuyler Rd., Silver Spring 20910   
Somerset, 5811 Warwick Pl., Chevy Chase 20815   
South Lake, 18201 Contour Rd., Gaithersburg 20877   
Stedwick, 10631 Stedwick Rd., Gaithersburg 20886   
Stone Mill, 14323 Stonebridge View Dr, North Potomac 20878   
Stonegate, 14811 Notley Rd., Silver Spring 20905   
Strathmore, 3200 Beaverwood Lane, Silver Spring 20906    
Strawberry Knoll, 18820 Strawberry Knoll Rd. , Gaithersburg 20879   
Summit Hall, 101 West Deer Park Rd., Gaithersburg 20877  
Takoma Park, 7511 Holly Ave, Takoma Park 20912  
Travilah, 13801 DuFief Mill Rd , Gaithersburg 20878  
Twinbrook, 5911 Ridgeway Ave , Rockville 20851  
Viers Mill, 11711 Joseph Mill Rd , Silver Spring 20906  
Washington Grove, 8712 Oakmont St , Gaithersburg 20877  
Waters Landing, 13100 Waters Landing Dr , Germantown 20877  
Watkins Mill, 19001 Watkins Mill Rd , Montgomery Village 20886  
Wayside, 10011 Glen Rd , Potomac 20854  
Weller Road, 3301 Weller Rd , Silver Spring 20906  
Westbrook, 5110 Allan Terr , Bethesda 20816  
Westover, 401 Hawkesbury Lane, Silver Spring 20904    
Wheaton Woods, 4510 Faroe Pl , Rockville 20853  
Whetstone, 19201 Thomas Farm Rd , Gaithersburg 20879  
Wood Acres, 5800 Cromwell Dr , Bethesda 20816  
Woodfield, 24200 Woodfield Rd , Gaithersburg 20882  
Woodlin, 2101 Luzerne Ave , Silver Spring 20910  
Wyngate, 9300 Wadsworth Dr , Bethesda 20817 

 

 

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