• Facts and Figures

    October 17, 2016
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    PGCPS is one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts in the United States and the second largest school system in Maryland.

    ANNUAL BUDGET: $1.8 billion




    • Black or African American: 79,139 (61.4%)
    • Hispanic/ Latino of any race: 38,133 (29.6%)
    • White: 5,446 (4.2%)
    • Asian: 3,589 (2.8%)
    • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 452 (.4%)
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 272 (.2%)
    • Two or more races: 1,906 (1.5%)
    • English Language Learners: 20,345 (15.8%)
    • Special Education: 14,355 (11.1%)
    • Free and Reduced Meals: 82,242 (63.8%)

    EMPLOYEES: 19,000

    PGCPS PROGRAMS: Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC; Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology; Charter Schools; Dual Enrollment; Even Start Family Literacy Program; Head Start Program; Health Education; Immersion Programs; International Baccalaureate; International High Schools; Montessori Programs; Physical Education; Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten; Science and Technology; Talented and Gifted; Advanced Placement; Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID); Career and Technology Education; Creative, Visual, and Performance Arts; and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Program (JROTC).

    CAREER ACADEMIES: Law, Education, and Public Service; Global Studies; Customer Service, Hospitality and Tourism; Business and Finance; Graphics, Media, and Communications; Health and Biosciences; Engineering and Science; Architecture and Design; Environmental Studies; Aviation and Transportation; Information Technology; and Homeland Security and Military Science.

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