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Frederick schools project record enrollment

August 23, 2000

Frederick schools project record enrollment



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools will have a projected 700 more students when school begins Aug. 28 than last school year, a county schools spokeswoman said.

The schools' enrollment will be 36,800. Public school enrollment has grown 31 percent in fewer than 10 years, said Marita Stup Loose in a press release Wednesday.

Some other highlights for the new school year include:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The $13.6 million Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School will open to students for the first time. The school is at Schifferstadt Drive in Frederick, about a quarter of a mile north of its former site on the Gov. Thomas Johnson High School campus.

The new school will serve 900 students in grades 6-8. A new recreation facility is at the new school and it will be used for community recreation programs operated by the Frederick City Recreation Department.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Catoctin High School and Wolfsville Elementary School have both been remodeled for the new school year, Loose said. Catoctin sports a new gym, 13 general purpose classrooms, new science labs, special education and fine arts classrooms, a new kitchen and an expanded cafeteria.

Wolfsville's renovations increase the building's capacity by 125 students. Added to the building are classrooms, a new media center, computer lab and an oversized gym for school and community use.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, which opened its doors in the fall of 1966, faces a $30 million renovation. Completion of the renovation is slated for August 2002.

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