Thomas Edison High School of Technology

Thomas Edison High School of Technology (often referred to as Thomas Edison or Edison) is a public vocational/technical high school located in Wheaton, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is located next to Wheaton High School.

Thomas Edison High School of Technology
12501 Dalewood Dr.

Coordinates39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778Coordinates: 39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778
TypePublic secondary vocational
MottoExperience Success
School districtMontgomery County Public Schools
PrincipalShawn Krasa
Enrollment576 (2016-2017)

Edison is a member of the Downcounty Consortium.[1] All programs consist of an academic base, industry competency requirements, employability skill development and career/college planning components, as well as opportunities for leadership development. Thomas Edison registers all students who are enrolled in the career and technical student organization, SkillsUSA.

Typically, students spend half of their day at Thomas Edison, and the other half at their home school. Thomas Edison offers two sessions: the morning session from 8:05 AM to 10:35 AM, and the afternoon session from 11:20 AM to 1:50 PM.

Thomas Edison is also the headquarters for the Montgomery County Students Trades Foundations Office.


Thomas Edison offers nineteen programs for students to choose from. Courses take one, two or three years to complete, depending on the curriculum.

One year programsEdit

  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Foundations of Building and Construction
  • Medical Careers
  • Network Operations

Two year programsEdit

  • Academy of Health Professions
  • Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Electricity
  • Foundations of Automotive Technology
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Principles of Architecture & CAD Technologies
  • Print Technologies & Digital Graphics
  • Restaurant Management

Three year programsEdit

  • Cosmetology

Student bodyEdit

For the 2016-2017 school year, Thomas Edison has a total of 576 enrolled students, 70.3% male and 29.7% female. The student body is 62.0% Hispanic, 18.8% African American, 12.7% White, and 5.0% or less in each of the following: Asian; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and two or more (multiple) races.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Edison HS of Tech at a Glance (PDF)" (PDF).

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