Washington County Public Schools


Washington County Public Schools


Washington County Public Schools is located in Western Maryland, as part of the tri-state area that includes nearby Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More than 22,000 students attend 46 school facilities, administered by nearly 2,500 employees, making WCPS the third largest employer in Washington County.

Mission Statement

THE WCPS VISION: Building a community that inspires curiosity, creativity, and achievement. THE WCPS MISSION: Washington County Public Schools, in partnership with community members, educates and enables all students to fully access opportunities afforded them in a rapidly changing, diverse, global society. WCPS BELIEFS: We believe public education is the foundation critical to a democracy. We believe Washington County Public Schools is a world-class system providing equal access to educational opportunities. We believe all children will learn when taught well and held to the highest expectations. We believe setting high expectations for children helps them to achieve continuous improvement and to meet their full potential. We believe ongoing assessment is necessary to improve student achievement. We believe high expectations for staff and students will result in continuous improvement. We believe self-discipline is critical to learning. We believe a safe, secure, and supportive environment is essential to learning. We believe education is a shared responsibility. We believe a successful school system requires an involved and supportive community. We believe parents must ensure that children arrive at school ready to learn. We believe schools should recognize and provide for diversity by providing parents and students with choices, whenever possible. We believe adults should model and promote life-long learning. We believe social, emotional, and physical health are fundamental to learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington County Public Schools seeks to find hard working, highly qualified teachers and personnel. Our online job application system provides internal opportunities for those already employed by WCPS, as well as external opportunities for those interested in joining our team. The Board of Education of Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to Washington County Public School System students. WCPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Washington County Public Schools

10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740