Public Information and Web Services
The Public Information office plays a critical role in disseminating information to the
public in a timely manner and serving as the communications hub during emergencies and
crises. The office works closely with parent and community groups in the development
of publications to assist parents in understanding the school system.
The office produces both regular and time sensitive internal communications for staff.
Requesting Information under the Maryland Public
Information Act (MPIA)
Montgomery County Public Schools MPIA Contact: Derek G. Turner, Director, Public Information and Web Services
Written requests can be submitted in the following manner:
A tremendous amount of information can be found on the MCPS
website and other online sources. Prior to submitting a MPIA request, the
following sources may have the information you are looking for:
The MCPS Website: The district’s website has a
tremendous amount of information that can be easily accessed. You may want to
start with the
district’s Google-powered search engine, but among the specific online
resources that may be of interest:
This online portal has budget, schools, and performance data about MCPS that
can be sorted and downloaded.
of Shared Accountability (OSA) website: OSA regularly releases reports
about the performance of MCPS schools and programs. These in-depth reports
contain a tremendous amount of data and analysis.
- At-a-Glance Reports: MCPS creates three “At a
Glance” reports each year that are posted on our website:
- The MCPS “School-o-Dex”:
The MCPS schools site has links to an index page for every school in MCPS. By
clicking on a school, you have quick access to a variety of individual reports.
County Board of Education BoardDocs website: Documents and information
shared at Board of Education meetings since August 2013 are available on this
website. Agendas and/or minutes from previous years can be found on the Board
of Education website.
Maryland Report Card: The Maryland State Department of Education
maintains this site which includes state test performance, graduation rates,
demographic information and other data for every school and district in
Maryland. Much of this information can be downloaded from the website.