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CCPS at a Glance
Charles County Public Schools is one of the fastest growing school systems in Maryland. Fast Facts provides a snapshot of the school system.
Located south of Washington, D.C., Charles County is considered part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Charles County has a population of 133,049 and is located in Southern Maryland. Elementary schools are composed of students from prekindergarten to grade five; middle schools have students from sixth to eighth grade; and high schools serve students in grades nine through twelve.
The mission of Charles County Public Schools is to provide an opportunity for all school-aged children to receive an academically challenging, quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares for life, in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
Charles County Public Schools is composed of 36 schools and four educational centers.
Percentages based on official enrollment on September 30, 2012. (2012-13 school year)
Charles County Public Schools monitors class size. The following are the average number of students in each grade. The average of all classes throughout the county derives this number. (Averages are from the 2010-11 school year.)
The average elementary class size, grades prekindergarten through 5, for the 2010-11 school year is 23 students.
Charles County Public Schools employs 3,481 people. There are 2,014 teachers, 1,140 support staff, 89 technical employees and 238 administrators. More than 80 percent of staff reside in Charles County.
Charles County's 276 buses travel 34,000 miles daily, which adds up to 6.1 million miles per year. Most students ride a school bus at some time, and 23,199 students ride daily. In Charles County, 27 independent contractors provide the school bus services for Charles County Public Schools. The bus routes run two times each evening; however, dismissal times vary at each school.
The operating budget for the 2014 fiscal year is $322 million. The county provides 49.4 percent of the school system’s budget; 48.8 percent is funded by the state and .2 percent is from federal and 1.6 percent other sources. The FY 2014 budget includes an $12,453 operating cost per pupil.
A seven-member elected Board of Education serves the educational needs and interests of Charles County. The Board provides direction for and establishes educational policy for Charles County Public Schools. One student, who is selected by a committee, also serves on the Board. The student gives an opinion vote on most matters before the Board. Board members serve four-year terms. The next election is in November 2014.
Board Members are:
QuickFacts from the Census Bureau.
MSDE Report Card information for Charles County Public Schools.
To view state test score results, by school, click here.
Click here to view the 2014 report for Charles County Public Schools.
36 elementary, middle and high
Four educational centers
(largest employer in Charles County)
Superintendent of Schools
Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D.
Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
5980 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD 20646
P.O. Box 2770
La Plata, MD 20646
301-932-6610; 301-870-3814 (main)
24-hour Information Line
Educational Television Stations
Comcast Channel 96
Verizon FiOS Channel 12