U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke named the Montgomery County Public Schools as a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor given to American organizations for performance excellence. MCPS becomes only the sixth public school system to receive the award.
To successfully apply Baldrige principles in the classroom requires active engagement of students in the teaching and learning process—and guiding them to take ownership of their own learning.
Keeping the lights on, the buildings clean, the buses tuned up and running, the meals prepared and delivered, and schools stocked with classroom supplies is a massive, daily undertaking in Montgomery County Public Schools.
Named for Malcolm Baldrige, a former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Baldrige is a systematic process that helps organizations achieve performance excellence.
Read about how we apply Baldrige principles in Montgomery County Public Schools