Walter Johnson High School
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Walter Johnson High School

Walter Johnson High School
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6400 Rock Spring Drive

North Bethesda CDP (Bethesda postal address)

United States
Coordinates39°01?34?N 77°08?06?W / 39.026110°N 77.134955°W / 39.026110; -77.134955Coordinates: 39°01?34?N 77°08?06?W / 39.026110°N 77.134955°W / 39.026110; -77.134955
TypePublic high school
Established1956; 64 years ago (1956)
School districtMontgomery County Public Schools
PrincipalJennifer Baker
Teaching staff134.60 (FTE) (2017-18)[1]
Enrollment2,475 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.39:1 (2017-18)[1]
Colour(s)  Green
NewspaperThe Pitch Edit this at Wikidata
Aerial photograph of WJHS taken during construction on April 7, 2002 - credit USGS.

Walter Johnson High School (WJHS) is a public upper secondary school located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in North Bethesda census-designated place (Bethesda postal address).[2][3] WJHS serves portions of Bethesda, North Bethesda, and Rockville, as well as the towns of Garrett Park and Kensington.[] It is in Montgomery County Public Schools.



The school first opened to grades 10-12 in 1956,[4] named after the baseball pitcher and local politician, Walter Johnson. The school's original mascot was a Spartan, and it became the Mighty Moo in 1963, named after the cows that roamed the fields before the school was built.[] After consolidating with nearby Charles W. Woodward High School in 1987, Walter Johnson maintained its school colors of white and green, but adopted Woodward's mascot, "Wild Thing" the Wildcat.[5]

Notable alumni


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  3. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: North Bethesda CDP, MD" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 30, 2014. Compare them map with the street address.
  4. ^ "WJ HS - History". Retrieved 2020.
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  11. ^ Maynard, John (August 11, 2000). "Pagong! Now Colleen Is Cast Away". The Washington Post. p. C5.
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  14. ^ "Ariana B. Kelly, Maryland State Delegate". Maryland Manual On-Line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2020.
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  17. ^ Bell-Stockman, Teresa (August 14, 1998). "For Matt McCoy, making movies is a wonderful life". Frederick News-Post.
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  23. ^ Brace, Eric (August 22, 1997). "Organically Electronic, Dude". The Washington Post. p. N10.
  24. ^ Goff, Steven (September 19, 2011). "High school freshman Gedion Zelalem may join Arsenal in two years". The Washington Post.

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