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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 2010 Recipient

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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: 156,447 students

  • Largest in Maryland
  • 17th largest in U.S.
  • 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient  
  • Students from more than 157 countries speaking 138 languages
  • Total students: 156,447
  • Pre-K (incl. Head Start): 4,138
  • Elementary (K–5): 75,849
  • Middle (6–8): 34,118
  • High (9–12): 45,905

Performance 88.3% graduation rate

  • AP participation (Class of 2014): 66.7%
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools: 37
  • Average combined SAT Score (Class of 2015): 1629
  • Class of 2015 received $335 million in college scholarships

Attendance 95%

  • Grades 1–5: 95%
  • Grades 6–8: 95%
  • Grades 9–12: 93.8%

Demographics

  • White: 30.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 29.1%
  • Black or African American: 21.4%
  • Asian: 14.2%
  • 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): 34.8% 
  • Students ever receiving FARMS: 43.3% 
  • 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: 202

  • Elementary (preK-5): 133
  • Middle (6-8): 38
  • High (9-12): 25
  • Career and Technology Center: 1
  • Special Schools: 5

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

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Employees: 22,716

  • Teachers: 12,304
  • 88.2 percent of teachers have a master's degree or equivalent.

Transportation & Meals

  • 1,267 buses transport 100,000 students
  • 15 million meals served

Budget

Budget

Operating Budget

  • Fiscal Year 2016: $2.39 billion

Funding Sources

  • Montgomery County: 65%
  • State education aid: 27.3%
  • Federal govt. grants: 3.1%
  • Enterprise funds: 2.7%
  • Fees, other sources: 0.5%
  • Fund balance: 1.4%

Expenditures by Category

  • Instruction: 81%
  • School support: 14%
  • Systemwide support: 2%
  • Food services/other: 3%

Expenditures over $25,000

Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program

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