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About PGCPS

Located just minutes away from Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County offers easy access to the nation’s political, cultural and entertainment center. The vibrant Washington corridor boasts historical sites and museums, top universities and colleges, and a high quality of living.

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 20th largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and nearly 22,000 employees. 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.

The Board of Education works to advance student achievement through community engagement, sound policy governance, accountability and fiscal responsibility. The school system's highest priority is to prepare students to meet the demands of college and careers.

Our Vision

Our vision paints the image of a premier educational environment that values the rich uniqueness of who we are as we develop and equip life-long learners, leaders, empowered proponents of justice and prosperous communities to thrive in the global society:

A culturally responsive district developing distinguished learners, leaders, voices of social justice, and advocates for humanity for the world of today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Our Mission

Our mission defines our purpose and the scope of our work. It communicates why we exist and what we hope to contribute to society:
Provide a transformative educational experience anchored by excellence in equity – developing 21st century competencies and enabling each student’s unique brilliance to flourish in order to build empowered communities and a more inclusive and just world.

Core Values

Our core values articulate our key beliefs about students, learning, stakeholder responsibility, and the elements necessary to achieve equity and excellence in education:

  1. Students are our priority and all students can achieve at high academic levels.
  2. Families, students and educators share the responsibility for student success.
  3. High expectations inspire high performance.
  4. All staff share the responsibility for a safe and supportive school environment contributing to excellence in education.
  5. The support of everyone in our community is essential to the success of our schools and students, and this success enriches our community.
  6. Continuous improvement in teaching, leadership and accountability is the key to our destiny.