• March 20, 2018 - All after school and evening activities, including Evening High School, are cancelled. Tonight's Board of Education meeting is cancelled and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

    All PGCPS Before and After School Extended Learning Programs and vendor managed program sites are closing at 4pm today.

    Tonight's Science and Technology Open House Information Session for Oxon Hill High School is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Please email ohhs.st@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions. Also, tonight's Academy of Health Sciences Parent Information Session is cancelled. If you have any questions please call the school at (301) 546-7247.

    20 de marzo del 2018 - Todas las actividades extraescolares y de la tarde, incluida la Escuela Superior Nocturna, quedan canceladas. La reunión de la Junta de Educación se cancela y será reprogramada para el jueves, 29 de marzo del 2018.

    Los Programas de Aprendizaje Extendido en Horarios Extraescolares y centros de programas administrados por vendedores cerrarán a las 4 p. m. el día de hoy.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ciencia y Tecnología para la Escuela Superior Oxon Hill  de esta noche será reprogramada para el martes, 27 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a ohhs.st@pgcps.org. Además, se cancela la sesión informativa para padres sobre la Academia de Ciencias de la Salud. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela al (301) 546-7247.

  • News Release: PGCPS Chief Executive Officer, Board of Education Request Formal Investigation Into Graduation Rate Allegations

    June 27, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell and a majority of the Prince George’s County Board of Education today submitted a formal request to State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon for a follow-up investigation into high school graduation rate allegations.

    Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Eubanks issued the following joint statement:

    “In the interest of bringing closure to public speculation regarding our graduation rates, we sent a formal request today to Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, for a follow-up investigation by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The letter was also signed by eight other members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

    “We continue to deny accusations of a systemic effort to promote students in order to inflate graduation rates. An investigation by MSDE earlier this year, at the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, concluded the same. From the beginning, the school system has stood willing to collaborate with MSDE to resolve the issue. A follow-up inquiry will help to address concerns in the interest of transparency and accountability.”

    Click here to view the letter to Dr. Salmon (en espanol).

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    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.