About Greenwood Elementary
Opening in 1970, Greenwood Elementary School has a dedicated staff of administrators, teachers, specialists and instructional assistants educating more than 520 students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Greenwood is part of the Sherwood cluster in Montgomery County Public Schools. Students attend Rosa Parks Middle School for grades 6 – 8, and then go to Sherwood High School for grades 9 – 12. Greenwood has an active and supportive PTA that works alongside the school to enrich the overarching learning environment. Cultural Arts programs, special events and volunteering are part of an integrated curriculum. The PTA keeps the community involved in many activities that the whole family can enjoy like the Greenwood Talent Show, Bingo Night, Glow and Color Runs, and Spring Fair.
All learners are valued through relationships and social emotional development to enhance their academics experiences. Greenwood is a community that inspires, respects and supports all learners.
In 1970, Greenwood Elementary School opened its doors to the children of Brookeville and Olney. The location of Greenwood Elementary School in Brookeville, Maryland is a historic location. During the War of 1812, President James Madison sought refuge in Brookeville when the British were burning Washington. This made Brookeville the capital of the United States for one day.
Brookeville celebrated its Bicentennial on September 10, 1994. Former Greenwood school counselor, Mr. Lewis, led the safety patrols in the towns Bicentennial parade. Several Greenwood students at that time were also involved in the reenactment of President Madison’s famous visit.
This year, 2020, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Greenwood Elementary School. While the school has been upgraded over the years with the addition of a gym, additional classrooms, and updated playground equipment, what has remained timeless is the Greenwood community atmosphere of warmth, caring and respect.