PGCPS Facts and Figures

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%)


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.

Download Facts and Figures PDF >>

Last modified: 1/4/2016 12:29:47 PM