The Gaithersburg School

The Gaithersburg School (HM1MG)

Location: Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'

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The original Gaithersburg High School was formerly located where Gaithersburg Elementary School now stands at 35 North Summit Avenue. Built in 1904, the school initially provided two general levels of education under the same roof: an elementary program for grades 1 to 7, and a three-year high school program. In 1907, the first graduating class consisted of only three students. Ten years later, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved the first four-year high-school program. To accomodate the growing student population, an addition was built in 1911. By 1913, the school had 210 students, 49 of whom were in high school. The ever-growing student body formed athletic, book and drama clubs; organized dances and socials; and created a school paper. Named for the school colors, the Blue and Gold student newspaper was first published in 1928 and remains in circulation today. By the late 1940's, the student body had expanded beyond the capacity of the building and the construction of the present-day Gaithersburg High School commenced at 314 South Frederick Avenue.

(Photo caption): The Gaithersburg School, early 1900's
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HM NumberHM1MG
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Placed ByCity of Gaithersburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310497 N 4334790
Decimal Degrees39.14170000, -77.19273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.502', W 77° 11.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 30.12" N, 77° 11' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877, US
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