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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Prince George's County Public Schools is a public school district located in Upper Marlboro, MD. It has 132,657 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Prince George's County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1030
9,182 responses
Average ACT
22
1,086 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
132,657
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,458
Teachers in First/Second Year
29%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,178/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$93,309
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,784
National
$949
Median Home Value
$213,400
National
$184,700

Prince George's County Public Schools Reviews

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I've only been to three schools in Prince George's County and my experience has been good. I like the way how the county provides many resources to us students such as student learning hours. I also like how they help provide summer jobs to the students. Over the summer I completed my Student learning hours with their International Student Counseling Office and the staff was great! There was many different counselors from different schools and the way they helped the parents and children who would come in everyday was amazing. I've also attended their county fairs and I love how they're always there to provide support with literally anything. I do think they need to improve on helping schools with remodeling and providing more textbooks and technology. Also the teacher I've come into contact with are so generous and although they may be a little annoying at times is because they want their students to succeed. Overall if I had to rate PGCPS I would rate it a 9/10!
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I have attended two Prince George's County schools. I started in Prince George's County in sixth grade, and then I transitioned to another school in Prince George's County once I reached eighth grade. I have truly enjoyed my academic and athletic career in this county. I have been accepted to over five colleges, and I do believe Prince George's County has prepared me to be college and career ready!
My experience in Prince Georges County Public Schools has been outstanding! Being at Fairmont Heights High School has exposed me to so much information to prepare me for the world after high school. I have had countless memories and experiences in PGCPS. All the sporting events and field trips made me feel part of another family. The people I've met have supported and pushed me to do better and reach my goals. One thing I would like to see change, however, is the school times. Sleep is a very important health factor. With numerous activities that students have or ones who work, School times should be adjusted for students to have enough time to wake up and start their day without rushing or feeling too exhausted to complete their assignments.