Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in school operations? From transportation, to human resources, to technology; this video shows you it all.

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: 151,289 students (2013-2014)

  • 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: 151,289 
  • Pre-K (incl. Head Start): 3,754
  • Elementary (K–5): 69,949
  • Middle (6–8): 32,450
  • High (9–12): 45,136

Performance 87.4% graduation rate

  • AP participation: 67.3% for class of 2012
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools: 36
  • Average combined SAT Score: 1648
  • Class of 2013 received $288 million in scholarships

Attendance 95%

  • Grades 1–5: 95%
  • Grades 6–8: 95%
  • Grades 9–12: 94.7%

Demographics (2012-2013)

  • White: 32%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 27.4%
  • 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 (2012-2013)

  • Students receiving free & reduced-price meals (FARMS): 35% 
  • Students ever receiving FARMS: 43.3% 
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 13.3% 
  • Students receiving special education services: 11.7% 

Schools & Facilities

Schools & Facilities

Montgomery County

  • Size: 497 square miles
  • Population: 971,777

Schools: 202

  • Elementary (preK-5): 132
  • Middle (6-8): 38
  • High (9-12): 25
  • Career and Technology Center: 1
  • Special Schools: 5
  • Charter Schools: 1

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

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Employees: 22,236

  • Teachers: 11,836
  • 84.7 percent of teachers have a master's degree or equivalent.

Transportation & Meals

  • 1,264 buses transport 100,000 students
  • 15 million meals served

Budget

Budget

Operating Budget

Funding Sources

  • Montgomery County: 65.7%
  • State education aid: 27.2%
  • Federal govt. grants: 3.0%
  • Enterprise funds: 2.7%
  • Fees, other sources: 0.6 %
  • Fund balance: 0.8%
     

Expenditures by Category

  • Instruction: 80.4%
  • School support: 14.6%
  • Systemwide support: 2.3%
  • Food services/other: 2.7%

Expenditures over $25,000

Capital Budget and Capital Improvements Program

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