Fort Washington Public School

Find Fort Washington Maryland public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Apple Grove Elementary School 7400 Bellefield Avenue Fort Washington MD 20744 301-449-4966


Fort Foote Elementary School 8300 Oxon Hill Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-749-4230

Fort Washington Forest Elementary School 1300 Fillmore Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-203-1123

Friendly High School 10000 Allentown Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-449-4900

Indian Queen Elementary School 9551 Fort Foote Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-749-4250

Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School 8700 Allentown Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-449-4940

J. Frank Dent Elementary School 2700 Corning Avenue Fort Washington MD 20744 301-702-3850

Oxon Hill Middle School 9570 Fort Foote Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-749-4270

Potomac Landing Elementary School 12500 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-203-1114

Rose Valley Elementary School 9800 Jacqueline Drive Fort Washington MD 20744 301-449-4990

Tayac Elementary School 8600 Allentown Road Fort Washington MD 20744 301-449-4840

About Fort Washington Public Schools

Fort Washington Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Fort Washington, MD. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Maryland, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Fort Washington School District

Fort Washington Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Fort Washington school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Prince George's County district. While the Maryland State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Fort Washington school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Fort Washington Public Schools

Fort Washington Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Fort Washington Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Fort Washington Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Fort Washington High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Fort Washington

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Fort Washington Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Fort Washington Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.