Progress at the Upcoming Woodward High School on Old Georgetown Road

by MCS Staff

Charles W. Woodward High School opened in 1966. Two decades later, in 1987, its students were merged into Walter Johnson High School. Woodward and Walter Johnson High Schools had the same diminished enrollment levels, but MCPS decided to preserve Walter Johnson given the schools larger capacity

After a brief period as a holding school while Springbrook High was being renovated, the building was used to house Tilden Middle School while that school’s facility began a major renovation project. Tilden relocated to its new building during the summer of 2020.

Currently, the schedule is at the “Woodward Phase 1 Construction” stage, as HESS construction is working on the construction of the new school building, which started last fall.
The video below shows some of the progress:


The latest revisions of the plans includes an area reduction and the reduction of student capacity from 2,700 to 2,160.



The first phase of construction is scheduled to be complete by September of 2023, when the new building will serve as a holding school for Northwood High School as Northwood gets an addition and whole-facility upgrade.


Phase II construction will take place during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years and will be ready for Woodward High School to reopen officially for the 2025-2026 school year.

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Vic Caroscio March 3, 2022 - 7:56 am

Springbrook was housed at Northwood HS between 1992 and 1994 during it’s renovation.


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