School Information

Principal(s):
Karen Locke

Facility Opened: 2001
Additions/Renovations: 2007

School Capacity: 592
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2017-2018 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 370

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian:
Black/African American:
Hispanic/Latino: 5.9%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 80.7%
2+ Races: 4.2%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 36.9%
English Language Learners: *
Special Education: 10.1%
Title I: N


'*' 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 PRIMARY SCHOOL, in the northern region of Frederick County, serves students in pre kindergarten through second grade.

Having a picturesque view of the beautiful Catoctin Mountain range, the school boasts one fully equipped computer lab, an inviting media center, and special art, music and physical education areas. With a total of two pre-kindergarten, five kindergarten, four first grade, five grade two classrooms and 33 certified staff and 26 non-certified support personnel, our staff, parents and community members work collaboratively to create an environment that supports our school mission: "We all work together so that we grow in our brain, heart and body power."

Thurmont Primary provides a welcoming, safe environment. Our students focus their energies on building their "brain power" as teachers provide quality instruction, attending to their own professional growth via staff development opportunities.

In addition to developing brain power, children are encouraged to build their heart power. All members of the TPS learning community are expected to model behaviors exemplifying the six pillars of character outlined in the "Character Counts!" program: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. Children are also expected to follow school rules and become problem solvers as they reach resolution in a peaceful and kind manner.

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 Primary is a school where we work, learn and care together.

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