About Takoma Park Elementary School
Telephone: 240-740-0980 (answered daily 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Address: 7511 Holly Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
The building is open to visitors Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Principal: Dr. Zadia T. Gadsden (Zadia_T_Gadsden@mcpsmd.org)
Assistant Principal: Ms. Joi Hollis (Rashideh_J_Hollis@mcpsmd.org)
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Johanna ("Joy") A. Paz (Johanna_A_Paz@mcpsmd.org)
Attendance Secretary: Ms. Anne Hottel-Cox (Anne_M_Hottel-Cox@mcpsmd.org)
9:05am - Doors open
9:25am - Instruction begins (late bell)
3:50pm - Dismissal
(Early Dismissal: 1:20pm)
Please remember the deadline to request for any change in dismissal on a regular school day is 12:00pm and on an early dismissal day is 10:00am.
Be positive, work hard and do your best.
Parents, staff and the community will teach students to believe in themselves by communicating high expectations while providing a safe and positive learning environment. Students will have opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving and inquiry to learn more about the world around them through diverse learning experiences.
Dolphin Principles - our character goals
A letter from Dr. Gadsden and access to her newsletter updates.
The current Takoma Park Elementary School (TPES) building was built in 1979 and was expanded in 2009. TPES began as a K-6 school. When Piney Branch Elementary School (PBES) opened with grades 5 and 6, students from TPES began attending and TPES was a K-4 school. Eventually PBES became a 3-5 school and TPES became a K-2 school, which is what remains today.
MCPS Information About TPES