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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


  • Early Childhood Centers - 5
  • Elementary Schools - 120
  • K-8 Schools - 12
  • Traditional Middle Schools - 24
  • High Schools - 24
  • Special Centers - 4
  • Public Charter Schools - 9


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


  • Hispanic: 47999, 36.46%
  • American Indian / Alaska Native: 381, 0.29%
  • Asian: 3637, 2.76%
  • Black or African American: 72830, 55.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 264, 0.20%
  • White: 4836, 3.67%
  • Two or more races: 1710, 1.30%
  • Free and Reduced Meals: 66.46%
  • Special Education: 10.54%
  • English Language Learners: 20.59%


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.