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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 2010 Recipient

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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: 159,022 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: 159,242
  • Pre-K (incl. Head Start): 4,323
  • Elementary (K–5): 71,974
  • Middle (6–8): 35,268
  • High (9–12): 47,457

Performance 89.7% graduation rate

  • AP participation (Class of 2015): 65.7%
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools: 37
  • Average combined SAT Score (Class of 2016): 1631
  • Class of 2016 received $343 million in college scholarships

Attendance 95%

  • Grades 1–5: 95%
  • Grades 6–8: 95%
  • Grades 9–12: 93.5%

Demographics

  • White: 29.3%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30.1%
  • Black or African American: 21.3%
  • Asian: 14.3%
  • 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): 34.6% 
  • Students ever receiving FARMS: 43.3% 
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 14.6% 
  • Students receiving special education services: 11.7% 

Schools & Facilities

Schools & Facilities

Montgomery County

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

Schools: 204

  • Elementary (preK-5): 133
  • Middle (6-8): 39
  • 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: 23,429

  • Teachers: 12,673
  • 88.2 percent of teachers have a master's degree or equivalent.

Transportation & Meals

  • 1,287 buses transport 100,000 students
  • 16 million meals served during the 2015-2016 school year

Budget

Budget

Operating Budget

  • Fiscal Year 2017: $2.46 billion

Funding Sources

  • Montgomery County: 65.8%
  • State education aid: 26.8%
  • Federal govt. grants: 3%
  • Enterprise funds: 2.6%
  • Fees, other sources: 0.4%
  • Fund balance: 1.4%

Expenditures by Category

  • Instruction: 81.4%
  • School support: 13.7%
  • Systemwide support: 2.3%
  • Food services/other: 2.6%

Expenditures over $25,000

Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program

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