Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)

Montgomery County Public Schools
Address
850 Hungerford Drive
, Montgomery, Maryland, 20850
United States
Coordinates39°05′41″N 77°09′27″W / 39.09484°N 77.15749°W / 39.09484; -77.15749 (Montgomery County Public Schools)Coordinates: 39°05′41″N 77°09′27″W / 39.09484°N 77.15749°W / 39.09484; -77.15749 (Montgomery County Public Schools)
District information
TypePublic
GradesPre-K–12 (including Head Start)[1]
Established1860 (1860)
SuperintendentDr. Jack R. Smith
Deputy Superintendent(s)School Support and Improvement:
Dr. Kimberly Statham[4]
Business administratorChief Operating Officer:
Dr. Andrew Zuckerman[5]
School boardMontgomery County Board of Education
Chair of the boardPresident:
Shebra L. Evans
(District 4)[6]
Governing agencyMaryland State Department of Education
Schools206[2]
BudgetUS$2.6 billion fiscal year 2019[2]
NCES District ID2400480[3]
Students and staff
Students162,680 (2018–2019)[2]
Teachers13,094 (2017–2018)[1]
Staff10,253 (2017–2018)[1]
Student–teacher ratio12:1 (2017–2018)
Other information
ScheduleM-F except county holidays
Websitemontgomeryschoolsmd.org

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a public school district that serves Montgomery County, Maryland. With 206 schools, it is the largest school district in the state of Maryland, and the 16th largest in the United States.[2][1] For the 2017–2018 school year, the district had 13,094 teachers, 86.4 percent of whom had a master’s degree or equivalent, serving 161,936 students at its 205 schools.[1] In 2010, MCPS was awarded a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.[1][7] The county spends approximately half of its annual budget on its public school system.[8] The Board of Education includes a student member, elected by all secondary students, who have full voting rights, except for negative personnel action. The superintendent of schools is Dr. Jack R. Smith.[9][10]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "At a Glance — School Year 2017–2018 — Department of Public Information and Web Services — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD" (PDF). MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. February 2, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "About us — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Montgomery County Public Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Office of School Support and Improvement — Deputy Superintendent — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Office of the Chief Operating Officer — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Board of Education — Members — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  8. ^ Turque, Bill (April 17, 2013). "Spending on schools likely to skyrocket". The Washington Post. p. 1B.
  9. ^ "Dr. Jack Smith Conditionally Appointed as Next Superintendent of Schools". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Superintendent of Schools — Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD". MontgomerySchoolsMD.org. Retrieved December 22, 2018.