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Organization

Community Resources

Get Involved: Ways to contribute to making our schools better

Programs and Services available from the school system, the county, and the state

Our Partners: Who we work with at the county, state, and federal level

Students

Students

Enrollment: 161,546 students

  • Largest in Maryland
  • 15th largest in U.S.
  • 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient  
  • Students from more than 157 countries speaking 150 languages
  • Total students: 161,546
  • Pre-K (incl. Head Start): 4,378
  • Elementary (K–5): 72,072
  • Middle (6–8): 36,006
  • High (9–12): 48,498

Performance 89.8% graduation rate

  • AP participation (Class of 2016): 65.5%
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools: 39
  • Average combined SAT Score (Class of 2017): 1126 (Revised)
  • 25.1 average composite ACT score for class of 2017
  • Class of 2017 received more than $350 million in college scholarships

Attendance 95%

  • Grades 1–5: 95%
  • Grades 6–8: 95%
  • Grades 9–12: 92.6%

Demographics

  • White: 28.3%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 32.3%
  • Black or African American: 21.4%
  • Asian: 14.4%
  • Two or more races: ≤ 5.0%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: ≤ 5.0%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: ≤ 5.0%

Services

  • Students receiving free & reduced-price meals (FARMS): 35.1% 
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 14.2% 
  • Students receiving special education services: 11.7% 

Schools & Facilities

Schools & Facilities

Montgomery County

  • Size: 497 square miles
  • Population: 1,000,017

Schools: 205

  • Elementary (preK-5): 133
  • Middle (6-8): 40
  • High (9-12): 25
  • Career and Technology Center: 1
  • Special Schools: 5
  • Alternative Education Programs: 1

List of schools: Follow the links for facts and information about each school

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Employees: 23,347

  • Teachers: 13,094
  • 86.4 percent of teachers have a master's degree or equivalent.

Transportation & Meals

  • 1,307 buses transport 103,000 students
  • 16 million meals served during the 2016-2017 school year

Budget

Budget

Operating Budget

  • Fiscal Year 2018: $2.52 billion

Funding Sources

  • Montgomery County: 66.1%
  • State education aid: 27.0%
  • Federal govt. grants: 3%
  • Enterprise funds: 2.6%
  • Fees, other sources: 0.4%
  • Fund balance: 0.9%

Expenditures by Category

  • Instruction: 81.2%
  • School support: 13.6%
  • Systemwide support: 2.6%
  • Food services/other: 2.6%

Expenditures over $25,000

Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program

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