PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS
- 79,187 total enrollment
- 40,682 students in pre-k to grade 5
- 17,431 students in grades 6 to 8
- 21,074 students in grades 9 to 12
AACPS primarily consists of 79 elementary schools (Pre-K or K, through grade 5), 19 middle schools (grades 6-8), and 12 high schools (grades 9-12). AACPS maintains 2 centers of applied technology, 2 charter schools, 3 special education centers, 1 alternative high school, 1 middle school learning center, and 1 center for emotionally impaired students known as the Phoenix Center.
Many AACPS schools have garnered recognition for their academic programs, with appointment as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.
- 51,000 students committed to graduating from high school, prepared for college and work.
- 4,000 teachers who hold high expectations for every student.
- 109 principals building positive school communities focused on academic achievement.
- 2,900 classroom aides, social workers, counselors, custodians and other support staff providing a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for our students.
- family and community members encouraging our children and demanding a high-quality education for them.
- Thousands of community organizations and volunteers who support our students and staff as they strive for excellence.
- Residents and leaders of Washington, DC who know that a strong school system and high-achieving students are the backbone and the future of this city.