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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: Christopher Cram, Director, Department of Communications.

Written requests can be submitted in the following manner:

  • By email:
  • By fax: 301-279-3221
  • By U.S. Mail: Send written correspondence to—

    Montgomery County Public Schools
    Department of Public Information and Web Services
    15 West Gude Drive, Suite 400
    Rockville, Maryland 20850

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:

  • OpenDataMCPS: This online portal has budget, schools, and performance data about MCPS that can be sorted and downloaded.
  • Office 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.

The Montgomery 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.

The 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.

Contact Information

Phone: 240-740-2837
Fax: 301-279-3221
Address: 15 West Gude Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, Maryland 20850

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