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  • About Us

    Our Vision and Mission

     It is the vision of Langley Park McCormick to focus on culture, data, and performance with a lens on literacy to prepare lifelong college and career ready learners who thrive in a literacy rich, numerate environment in collaboration with all stakeholders. 

    Our Mission at Langley Park McCormick is to:

    • Analyze data for student growth
    • Facilitate small reading groups on a daily basis
    • Coordinate flexible math groups
    • Engage parents
    • Integrate literacy across the disciplines
    • Participate in professional development
    Our Community and School History

    The community of Langley Park is located on the northwestern edge of Prince Georges County, inside the Capital Beltway. Langley Park was established in 1923 by the McCormick-Goodhart family. “The name McCormick-Goodhart represented the linking of one of Chicago’s oldest families, that of Cyrus McCormick, with that of British barrister Frederick E. McCormick-Goodhart” (Wikipedia, 2019). The families named this 540 acre piece of land Langley Park.

     

    Langley Park was subdivided after World War II and “was developed as a planned community by Pierre Ghent & Associates of Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia, 2019). Based on the needs after the war was over, the area of Langley Park was developed into apartments, semi-detached  and single family housing. Finally in 1963 the last large section of the area began to see development for use as a seminary and was used up until the early 1990’s.  

     

    Our school, Langley Park McCormick Elementary, opened its doors in 1950. “In 1988, Leander McCormick-Goodhart, real estate developer and descendant of the estate owners, sent the school a $10,000 donation after receiving an invitation to attend a school event” (Wikipedia, 2019). At that time sixty percent of the schools population was foreign born and spoke twenty-seven different languages.

     

    Langley Park, Maryland. (n.d.). Retrieved March 12, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langley_Park,_Maryland