MCPS is Holding Community Input Sessions on Petition to Rename Magruder High School

In February 2023, a petition was submitted to the Montgomery County Board of Education requesting that the Board consider renaming Col. Zadok Magruder High School, based on Col. Magruder being an enslaver (additional information here, per Montgomery History). According to a flyer put out by MCPS, The Board of Education accepted the petition and authorized further community engagement to determine the community interest in renaming the school.

Per the flyer, “The Magruder school community – students, families, staff, and alumni – are invited to participate in community dialogues to discuss the meaning the school name holds for them and how the school name affirms the school’s educational mission and values.” In-person and virtual sessions have already begun, with a list of all of them available (and additional info on the flyer) below:


Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Shady Grove MS

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., Flower Hill ES

VIRTUAL SESSIONS:  Zoom Friday, October 27, 12pm-1pm

Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps

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