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Facts and Figures

PGCPS is one of the nation’s 20th largest school districts in the United States and the second largest school system in Maryland.

ANNUAL BUDGET: $2.3 billion




  • Hispanic / Latino of any race (47,999) 36.5%
  • American Indian / Alaska Native (381) 0.3%
  • Asian (3,637) 2.8%
  • Black or African American (72,831) 55.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (264) 0.2%
  • White (4,836) 3.7%
  • Two or more races (1,710) 1.3%
  • English Language Learners: 21%
  • Special Education: 11%
  • Free and Reduced Meals: 63%

EMPLOYEES: 22,0000

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, 2020.