Prince George's County Public Schools


Prince George's County Public Schools


Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 204 schools, approximately 124,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. The district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities and is part of the greater Washington DC metropolitan region. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning. We represent a very diverse student population: * 60% of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, * 13.6% of our students are Limited English proficient, * 27.3% of our students were not born in the United States.

Mission Statement

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is dedicated to preparing all students to graduate from high school ready for college and/or work. Being college and career ready means that graduates have 21st century skills, so they are prepared for 21st century jobs. Our graduates will be: * Effective communicators and collaborators, * Successful problem solvers, * Responsible people, and * Engaged global and domestic citizens. Graduates will also exhibit mastery in the core content areas of knowledge — English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, physical education, health, technology, and world languages. All of our work is directed toward helping our students reach their potential in these areas, and this focus is reflected in the system’s Core Beliefs: 1. Children are our business, and they come first; 2. Parents are our partners; 3. Victory is in the classroom; 4. Continuous improvement in teaching, leadership, and accountability is the key to our success; and 5. Every member of this community shares the responsibility for successful schools. These Core Beliefs are reflected in our Theory of Action around teaching and learning, which is: * The most important interaction is between the teacher and the learner. * Teaching improves through reflection with colleagues around practice. * Rigor and high expectations are attainable through the alignment of curriculum, assessments, and practice. * Principals are the guiding force in setting the expectations and culture of a school.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Board of Education of Prince George’s County does not discriminate in admissions, treatment or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Prince George's County Public Schools

14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772