Takoma Park Community Information

Takoma Park Schools
Takoma Park's youth population is served by the schools of the Montgomery County Public Schools district which is comprised of 200 schools, 11,500 full-time equivalent teachers, and over 141,000 students. Local schools that serve Takoma Park's youth include Piney Branch Elementary School (grades 3-5), Rolling Terrace Elementary School (PK-5), Sligo Creek Elementary School (K-5), and Takoma Park Elementary School (PK-2); Silver Spring International Middle School and Takoma Park Middle School; and Montgomery Blair High School. Private schools such as Takoma Academy also serve students' educational needs.

Nearby Colleges and Universities
Residents have a number of colleges and universities to choose from whether their goal is to earn a certificate, two-year or four-year degree, or post-graduate degree. Local institutions of higher learning in and around Takoma Park and the Washington, DC metro area include Washington Adventist University, Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Springs campus), Strayer University (Takoma Park Campus located across the state line in Takoma in Washington, DC), Washington Theological Union, George Washington University, Howard University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of American, University of the District of Columbia, and American University.

Top Employers in Takoma Park and Montgomery County
Residents of Takoma Park live in an area where the city and county's economic outlook is strong and positive. The workforce is not only abundant, but highly educated as well. Some of the top employers in Takoma Park according to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report include Washington Adventist Hospital, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, Adventist Healthy Care, and Wackenhut Security Services. Montgomery County's top employers according to the Annual Financial Report include the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Commerce, and Lockheed Martin.

Community Events
Social events and cultural gatherings are a terrific way to bring residents and neighbors together to catch up on the latest news and gossip in a fun and casual setting. With so many events filling up social calendars everywhere, you'll never hear residents complain about the lack of activities happening throughout the city.

The Takoma Park Folk Festival is one of the city's most well-known festivals, attracting visitors across the Mid-Atlantic region. Held annually in the city during September, the Folk Festival is a music event that features an eclectic selection of musical genres that includes hip-hop, blues, bluegrass and klezmer. The festival highlights and celebrates the cultural diversity of the region through music, arts and crafts, and a variety of ethnic foods. Other community events include the Takoma Park Street Festival, Takoma Jazz Fest, Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade, and the Takoma Park Independent Film Festival.

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