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Student Population Changes in Montgomery Public Schools (VIDEO)

Enrollment in Montgomery County Public County Public Schools (MCPS)  is expected to reach a record-high of 159,242 students this school year, according to a new report by James Song, director of facilities management for MCPS.  This report was presented to the Board of Education at a recent meeting, and it highlighted how school enrollment is surpassing school capacity.

There are roughly 37 school-clusters with a capacity deficit. A full breakdown is below:

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

Another trend discussed at this meeting was the change in demographics within the school system. For the first time since tracking student enrollment began in 2007, the number of Hispanic students surpasses the number of White students in MCPS.

Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for more:

 

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

 

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

 

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

Courtesy of Montgomery County Public Schools

 

The full presentation can be viewed below:

Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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