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Facts and Figures

PGCPS is among the 20 largest school districts in the United States and the second-largest school system in Maryland.

ANNUAL BUDGET: $2.3 billion


STUDENT ENROLLMENT: 131,146 (as of September 30, 2022)

Looking for more data? Visit our enrollment report page where you can find enrollment specifics on grades, regions, schools and more.


(2022 data)

  • Hispanic / Latino of any race - 51,561; 39.32%
  • American Indian / Alaska Native - 491; 0.37%
  • Asian - 3,577; 2.73%
  • Black or African American - 68,499; 52.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 257; 0.20%
  • White - 5,009; 3.82%
  • Two or more races -  1,746; 1.33%
  • Free and Reduced Meals: 60.1%
  • Special Education: 10.4%
  • English Language Learners: 23.8%


PGCPS PROGRAMS: Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC; Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology; Charter Schools; Dual Enrollment; Even Start Family Literacy Program; 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).