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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: $2.3 billion




  • Black or African American: 75,003 (55%)
  • Hispanic/ Latino of any race: 49,630 (36%)

  • White: 5,308 (4%)

  • Asian: 3,645 (3%)

  • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 389 (0.3%)

  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 259 (0.2%)

  • Two or more races: 1,728 (1%)

  • English Language Learners: 21%

  • Special Education: 11%

  • Free and Reduced Meals: 63%


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, 2019.