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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 statement paints a future where all students, regardless of background or experiences, have access to high-quality learning environments, a broad array of educational opportunities, and effective support systems that equip them to graduate college and career ready.

PGCPS will be a GREAT school system recognized for providing education services which ensure that every student in our diverse school district graduates ready for college and careers in a global society.

Our Mission

Our mission statement defines the scope of our work and communicates what we hope to contribute to society as a result.

To provide a great education that empowers all students and contributes to thriving communities.

Core Values

Our core values articulate our key beliefs about students, academic achievement, and the elements necessary to achieve excellence in education and learning.

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