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Montgomery County Public Schools → About Us → MCPS by the Numbers

MCPS by the Numbers

 

Schools & Facilities

Montgomery County

  • Size: 497 square miles
  • Population: 930,813
     

Schools

  • 2010-11 total: 200 
  • Elementary (preK-5): 131
  • Middle (6-8): 38
  • High (9-12): 25
  • Career and Technology Center: 1
  • Special Schools: 5

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Facts and links to information about each school

Quick list of facilities and offices 

Employees

  • Total: 22,229  
  • Teachers: 11,673
  • 85.4 percent of teachers have a master's degree or equivalent.

Transportation & Meals

  • 1,268 buses transport 96,000 students
  • 13.1 million meals served

Students

Enrollment

  • 2010-11: 144,064   
  • Largest in Maryland
  • 16th largest in U.S.
  • Students from more than 164 countries speaking 184 languages
  • Pre-K (incl. Head Start): 3,512
  • Elementary (K–5): 64,355
  • Middle (6–8): 30,862
  • High (9–12): 45,335
  • Special schools/alternative programs: 865
     

Performance

  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • AP participation: 65.9%
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools: 34
  • Average combined SAT Score: 1653
  • $234 million in scholarships

Attendance

  • Grades 1–5: 95.8%
  • Grades 6–8: 95.5%
  • Grades 9–12: 95.5%
  • Dropout rate: 2.72%

Demographics

  • African American: 23.4%
  • American Indian: 0.3%
  • Asian American: 15.7%
  • Hispanic: 23.4%
  • White: 37.2%
     

Services

  • Students receiving free & reduced-price meals (FARMS): 33.2%
  • Students ever receiving FARMS: 42.4%
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 13.3%
  • Students receiving special education services: 11.7%

Budget

Fiscal Year 2011

  • Operating budget: $2.104 billion
     

Funding Sources 

  • Montgomery County: 67%
  • State education aid: 23.2%
  • Federal govt. grants: 5.7%
  • Enterprise funds: 2.6%
  • Fees, other sources: 1.2 %
  • Special revenue fund: 0.1%
     

Expenditures by Category 

  • Instruction: 80.4%
  • School support: 14.7%
  • Systemwide support: 2.4%
  • Food services/other: 2.5%

Expenditures over $25,000

Capital Budget 

  • FY 2011: $247.5 million

Capital Improvements Program 

  • FY 2011–16: $1.386 billion