Paint Branch High School
Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
Burtonsville, Maryland

Replacing an outdated facility, the new school accommodates nearly 2,000 students, but will be expanded to meet future enrollment needs of up to 2,400. The three-story layout features strategically located administrative and faculty areas that foster student supervision by a minimum number of staff. Completely ADA accessible, the building’s design locates academic areas separately from the auditorium and gym, which isolates noise and secures the building for after-hours use. Courtyards and large windows introduce controllable, natural light throughout the teaching spaces.

The building earned LEED Gold certification in 2007.

Awards + Recognition

  • Outstanding Design in High Schools, American School & University, 2013