News Release: PGCPS Welcomes Students Back to School

News Release: PGCPS Welcomes Students Back to School

August 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Nearly 129,000 students will enter Prince George's County public schools on Tuesday, August 23, the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin Maxwell and special guests will tour select schools, starting the day at Mullikin Bus Lot to greet drivers. Dr. Maxwell will ride a school bus to Pointer Ridge Elementary in Bowie and go from there to Bowie High School. He will then visit Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School and eat lunch with Suitland High School students, ending the day at nearby Andrew Jackson Academy.

The complete schedule is below:  

Time Site
5:30 a.m. Mullikin Bus Lot 

15201 Mt. Oak Road, Bowie

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Pointer Ridge Elementary School 1110 Parkington Lane, Bowie
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Bowie High School 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School 3000 Church Street, Glenarden
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Suitland High School 5200 Silver Hill Road, District Heights
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Andrew Jackson Academy  3500 Regency Pkwy., District Heights

Prince George's County Board of Education members will also visit sites to welcome students, families, and staff back to school. Board Vice Chair Carolyn Boston will visit the following schools:


Time Site
8-8:30 a.m. Capitol Heights Elementary School
601 Suffolk Ave, Capitol Heights
9-9:30 a.m. Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School 
1301 Brooke Road, Capitol Heights
10-10:30 a.m. Francis Scott Key Elementary School 
2301 Scott Key Drive, District Heights
11-11:30 a.m. John H. Bayne Elementary School
7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights
K. Alexander Wallace, Board Member for District 7, will join Dr. Maxwell at Suitland High School and Andrew Jackson Academy.

Watch our First Day of School video to see how all of us play a role in making Prince George’s County Public Schools Great by ChoiceTM.



Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.