New laptops and devices roll out in phases in Montgomery schools

Thousands of students will be using new laptops and tablets soon with a major technology initiative underway in the Montgomery school system.

The school board recently gave the go-ahead for the purchase of 40,000 laptops and tablets as the first stage of an effort slated to bring 100,000 devices into Montgomery’s public schools by 2017-2018.

The first phase includes Chromebook laptops for students in grades three, five and six, as well as high school social studies classes.

With the first day of school two weeks away, here are schools that are first in line for the devices. Other schools will get them later in phases slated for later in the fall and then in January. The first wave includes:

High Schools

Clarksburg

John F. Kennedy

Col. Zadok Magruder

Northwest

Paint Branch

Quince Orchard

Walter Johnson

Watkins Mill

Walt Whitman

Middle Schools

Francis Scott Key

Martin Luther King Jr.

Kingsview

Lakelands Park

A. Mario Loiederman

Neelsville

North Bethesda

Rosa Parks

Thomas W. Pyle

Redland

Ridgeview

Shady Grove

Silver Spring International

Sligo

Takoma Park

Tilden

White Oak

Earle B. Wood

Elementary Schools

Ashburton

Bel Pre

Bells Mill

Beverly Farms

Bradley Hills

Brown Station

Carderock Springs

Cashell

Chevy Chase

Clopper Mill

Cresthaven

Capt. James E. Daly Jr.

East Silver Spring

Flower Hill

Fox Chapel

William Gibbs

Glenallan

Greencastle

Highland View

Kensington Parkwood

Longview

Maryvale

Spark Matsunaga

Meadow Hall

Mill Creek Towne

Montgomery Knolls

North Chevy Chase

Piney Branch

Judith Resnik

Sally Ride

Rolling Terrace

Sequoyah

Somerset

Strathmore

Strawberry Knoll

Takoma Park

Washington Grove

Watkins Mill

Weller Road

Whetstone

Wilson Wims

Donna St. George writes about education, with an emphasis on Montgomery County schools.
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