An article about school renovations in the Aug. 26 Montgomery Extra gave an incorrect year for the opening of Glen Haven Elementary School in Silver Spring. The school opened in 1950 and was first renovated in 1972. (Published 9/2/04)
After two years of construction, two completely modernized schools will open next week in Montgomery County -- Glen Haven Elementary School in Silver Spring and Rockville High School.
The $13 million modernization of Glen Haven, which was built in 1975, included the addition of nine classrooms. Capacity was increased by 200.
About 536 students are enrolled for the new school year.
Rockville High School, built in 1968, was modernized for about $41 million, expanding its capacity from 1,219 to 1,500 students, with about 1,259 enrolled for the fall. The school features 12 additional classrooms and a new cafeteria, administrative area and instructional media center.
In addition, a new middle school opens Monday in Clarksburg. Rocky Hill Middle School, at Wims Road and Route 355, cost about $24 million and includes about 148,000 square feet.
It replaces the old middle school in Clarksburg, which will be expanded into the new Clarksburg area high school that will open in 2006. The student capacity at the middle school is 990, with a fall enrollment of 770.