Facts about Prince George's County Public Schools
1. PGCPS is one of the largest schools networks across USA, having more than 130,000 students being enrolled. (2013 Survey Report)
2. PGCPS operates 208 schools and special centers, including 123 elementary schools.
3. PGCPS also governs 24 middle schools, 23 high schools, and 12 academies. The school system also operates 9 special centers, 2 vocational centers, 3 alternative schools, 8 public charter schools, and the Howard B. Owens Science Center, serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
4. The school network has one of the greatest numbers of employed staff (23,785) including 9500+ teachers.
5. In August 2017, PGCPS took initiative to distribute safety vests to its Pre-K and kindergarten students.
6. The PGCPS’s Annual budget is $1.8 billion last year.
7. Prince George's County Public Schools offers students transportation to and from school. The system runs a fleet of various school buses and around 93,000 students ride these buses.
8. In order to desegregate all white schools, the PGCPS implemented magnet programs in 1985 and now they are being implemented in more than 50 schools.
9. PGCPS holds the record for having best high schools in the US. 3 of our schools have been recognized as silver medal schools.
10. Early Childhood Program has been introduced in the elementary schools to help our school going kids with state-of-the art learning facilities.
11. Apart from mainstream high school education, PGCPS is providing other learning opportunities by offering, Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology program, Family Literacy Program, Health Education Program and various such programs.
As your District 6 School Board Representative, I promise…
2. …to promote and encourage parents to be partners in their child’s education. This will enhance the teacher-parent relationship and cause students to take their education even more seriously.
3. …to work to broaden students educational and inspirational activities: bring in inspirational speakers, support fun activities that keep students engaged.
4. …to promote a fully functional School Counseling Services department so that graduates can seamlessly enter the workforce or continue their education by going to college.
5. …to pursue the State departments to increase the budget for PGCPS that will be spent on hiring more skillful teachers and improving infrastructure.
6. …to promote health awareness among students and parents by running aggressive awareness campaigns. Last year more than 6,000 students didn’t have the required immunizations and therefore their school attendance was problematic.