School Information

Principal(s):
Debra O'Donnell

Facility Opened: 1955
Additions/Renovations: 1959, 1976

School Capacity: 483
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 299

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian:
Black/African American: *
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander:
White: 89.60%
2+ Races: 4.70%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 32.10%
English Language Learners: *
Special Education: 12%
Title I:


'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

THURMONT ELEMENTARY takes pride in being a school where, in the spirit of our mission statement, "Every child can learn, and every child will learn."

With the 2001-02 opening of nearby Thurmont Primary School for pre-kindergarten through grade 2, Thurmont Elementary embraces an unusual opportunity to pursue our mission as an intermediate school, targeting the particular academic and developmental needs of students in grades 3, 4 and 5.

Just as the atmosphere of our school reflects the ideals of our community, we chose "Gateway to the Future" as our school slogan to reflect our town slogan: "Thurmont: Gateway to the Mountains."

A joint Parent Teacher Association (PTA) supports both Thurmont Primary and Thurmont Elementary and offers opportunities for parent and community involvement. With about 250 members, the PTA plans for numerous family events and generously supports instruction via a volunteer program and funding for field trips and cultural arts programs. As a result of community collaboration and the energy and efforts extended by students, staff, parents and community members, Thurmont Elementary is a school where "Every child can learn, and every child will learn."

While experiencing rapid growth, Thurmont retains many small-town values that make it a wonderful place. We instill in our children the Character Counts! principles, and our children see the same principles at work throughout the town. Many of our staff members live in the Thurmont area and volunteer at town events, coach youth athletic leagues or engage in efforts to improve the community.

Thurmont Elementary is a place where everyone is special and the love of learning enables every student to experience personal success. We eagerly invite parents, guardians and visitors to our schools so that we can demonstrate our commitment to do the best for our students.

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