• Facts and Figures

    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: $1.9 billion




    • Black or African American: 76,881 (58%)
    • Hispanic/ Latino of any race: 43,860 (33%)

    • White: 5,494 (4%)

    • Asian: 3,719 (3%)

    • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 372 (0%)

    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 272 (.2%)

    • Two or more races: 845 (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; 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; and Creative, Visual, and Performing Arts.

    CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS: Law, Education, and Public Service; Global Studies; Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism; Business and Finance; Graphic Arts, 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 and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Program (JROTC).

    Updated with data from September 30, 2017.