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About Us

Welcome to St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) where our four year graduation rate is 91.5%. With approximately 17,840 students, our school system is large enough to offer a wide variety of academic programs and services, and small enough to maintain an atmosphere of friendliness, helpfulness, and personalized service. As a school system, we are focused on student achievement and assuring that our students meet rigorous standards; at SMCPS all children can and will learn. Our goal is to focus our efforts to create a total community committed to learning and safety for ALL children. By "Working Hard and Being Nice," we have an opportunity to provide an optimal teaching and learning environment that is second to none. We look forward to working with you as we "Chart a Course to Excellence."

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St. Mary's County Public Schools 2013 Progress Report

Title I Focus Schools List 2013

STUDENT FACTS (2012-2013)

Student Enrollment

17,454

Ethnicity

 

White

68%

African-American

19%

Hispanic

  6%

Two or More Races

  4%

Asian

  3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

  0.4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

  0.2%

  

Students Receiving Special Services

 

Title I (Elementary only)

25%

Limited English Proficiency

  <5%

Free/Reduced Meals

32%

Special Education

  9%

  

Per Pupil Expenditure

$10,500.00

  

Drop Out Rate 
(Annual Across Grades 9-12)

 

3.0%

Graduation Rate 
(4-year adjusted cohort)

91.5%

  

SAT Average Critical Reading Score (2012-2013)

  523

 

SAT Average Math Score 
(2012-2013)

  529

SAT Average Writing Score (2012-2013)

  496

SAT TOTAL (2012-2013)

1547

  

Advanced Placement Exams Taken (2013-2014)

1650


TRANSPORTATION

Number of Students Transported Daily

17,860

Number of Buses

267

Miles Traveled Daily

23,500

 

FOOD SERVICES

Breakfasts Served

736,589

Lunches Served

1,404,410


ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Academy of Global and International Studies (Leonardtown HS)

Fairlead Academy

National Academy of Finance (Chopticon HS)

STEM Academy (Great Mills HS)

CHARTER SCHOOL

Chesapeake Public Charter School

STAFF FACTS (2012-2013)

Number of Teachers1420
 Teachers' Average Years of Service13.87
Highly Qualified Teachers (2013)95%
Number of Nationally Board Certified Teachers39