Maryland Blogger: Record Public School Enrollment in Maryland

Record Public School Enrollment in Maryland

Record Public School Enrollment in Maryland


Public schools will open in Maryland with an expected record enrollment of 870,000 students. In Montgomery County, where we live, the enrollment forecast is that 156,514 students will attend classes during the school year that begins on August 31st. That number includes 2,662 more students than last year.

For out of the area readers, the population of Montgomery County, Maryland is about one million and the county has a reputation for the outstanding public school system. A number of the schools will open with classroom additions to meet the expanding demand.

It is interesting that Hispanic students now account for the largest racial or ethnic group in kindergarten through the second grade.

In neighboring Prince George's County the new school enrollment is projected at about 129,000 students, up about 1,500 students from last year.

The statistics in this blog are from an article by Donna St. George in The Washington Post. 


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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • August 25 2015 12:42PM


Roy Kelley it must have been a baby boom or a great selling season of new home owners coming into Maryland.

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) about 5 years ago

Roy Kelley,

That is an incredible amount of student entering schools. I hope that they call you when they move into the area and get into the school that will be best for their family.

Posted by Jan Sohlman, RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) about 5 years ago

This just shows how much people like living in your area Roy Kelley ....Or there are lots of jobs making people move there matter which ....I have been to your area and I can see why.

Have a great night!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 5 years ago

That is a lot of students, hopefully the education will stay great even with added students. Great picture as always with the flowers. Have a great week.

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) about 5 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago


The Maryland real estate market continues to grow.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

The public officials in Montgomery County, Maryland has a huge responsibility toward its citizens. I wasn't aware that there were over as million people! You've done an excellent job sharing pertinent information that is very useful!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 5 years ago

It's interesting Roy.  Your school enrollment for Montgomery County exceeds the entire population of Martin County FL.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 5 years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Wow, that is a lot of students.  I don't have a clue how many we have enrolled in Holmes County.

Posted by Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor (Rowlett Real Estate School) about 5 years ago

Many families moving to our area do not realize the sizes of the area school systems.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. We have a warm and muggy day in Maryland.

Keep cool and have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago