The school covers forty-two acres between the Capital Beltway, U.S. Route 29, and Maryland Route 193 in Silver Spring’s Four Corners neighborhood, and Blair still remains Montgomery County’s largest school with over 2,800 students. Blair has been a popular stop for many politicians because of the school’s outstanding reputation in academics and athletics, as well as for its current-day diversity. On February 5, 1998, President Bill Clinton and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stopped at Montgomery Blair High School during a state visit. On June 23, 2005, President George W. Bush visited the school in order to discuss his plan to partially privatize Social Security. (Note: Presidents Kennedy and Eisenhower had previously visited Blair at the Wayne Ave. location).’
The Traditions of the Past Live On – and New Ones Are Created
In the second decade of the 21st Century, Montgomery Blair HS students continue to thrive academically, athletically and in our community. Today, with over 2800 students and 290 staff members, Montgomery Blair is the largest school in Montgomery County. With over 88 nationalities, diversity is our strength! Montgomery Blair students are recognized yearly with local, state, and national awards and achievements. Our students graduate from Blair and attend the top colleges and universities in the nation.
Blazer pride is generational, and everlasting!
The school is carrying on those traditions that have made Blair one of the most
respected and honored public schools in the country. US News and World Report ranks Montgomery Blair as one top schools in the state and nation. As new “Blair Pioneers,” The University Boulevard Campus had to start all over, too, with a new location, new students,
etc. To honor its Wayne Ave. history the hallways bear names like Sligo Creek Parkway. A new gymnasium was dedicated to longtime teacher and Athletic Director Nelson Kobren, and the School Seal and trophy case are prominently displayed in the entranceway, along with our permanent scrolling video presentation honoring Blair’s historical and current achievements.
Blair’s fabled athletic history carries on. In recent years the football team has been in the state playoffs and won several divisional tiles; the Basketball Team was Division Champions and the Softball Team was Division and Regional Champions. Blair boasted an All American Swimmer while
the Cheerleaders won the spirit award for the 9 straight years.
Public Service has become a way of life for all of Blair students. Over 146,000 hours of service is provided to the Community each year through the student body and dozens of faculty members.
Academic Excellence, always Blair’s hallmark, continued its run in 2017. Blair’s It’s Academic Team won the DC region and the Superbowl . The Math Team is #1 in the County and won the Princeton University Mathematics Competition. The Science Bowl Team is #1 in the state. The Ocean Science Bowl Team won the Chesapeake Bay Region. The list goes on and on.
Commitment to the Arts Blair’s arts programs have remained at the top throughout its history and do so today. Music technology students have won national and state awards for compositions created in our state-of-theart piano lab. Lele Mathis, class of 2013, has an oil pastel hanging in the Department of Education Headquarters in Washington D.C. Blair theatre productions of Beauty and the Beast (2007) and Sweeney Todd (2009) were nominated for awards in the Cappies program.