Who We Are


 All schools will be safe and caring communities where teachers teach, and students learn at higher levels

Montgomery Public Schools is guided by a students-first philosophy. Our mission is to provide safe and caring communities where teachers teach and students learn at higher levels. 

MPS has a variety of academic programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. We offer traditional schools with a full range of curriculum complemented by cultural arts, music, foreign languages, technology, career-technical education, and athletic programs.

Seven career academies in our traditional high schools equip students with skills for high-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, health occupations, information technology, culinary arts and hospitality, and business marketing. We have nine magnet schools that cover all grade levels and themes ranging from science, performing arts, technology, accelerated academics to international studies. Plus, in the fall of 2012, MPS opened Montgomery Technical Education Center for high school students interested in skilled trades. 

Throughout the district, there are programs for children with special needs, including two special education centers and services for gifted students. There are also early childhood education programs and a host of supplemental education services. Our schools offer stimulating environments led by qualified and dedicated teachers. Simply put, Montgomery Public Schools has one focus...preparing students for life.

Interesting Facts About MPS

  • Three MPS high schools are ranked among the best schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine in 2012 
  • Three MPS high schools ranked among the top schools for 2012 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Loveless Academic Magnet Program was named the best magnet school in the nation and No. 1# in the state; Brew Tech Magnet was ranked eigth best in the state; BTW Magnet was ranked ninth best school in the state.
  • MPS graduating seniors earned more than $23 million in scholarship offers in 2012.
  • MPS has four U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.
  • Twenty-three MPS students were named National Merit and National Achievement Semifinalists for 2012-2013
  • MPS is the county's third largest employer, contributing about $21 million to the local economy each month
  • MPS is the third largest school system in the state with 51 schools, more than 31,000 students and 3,940 employees
Enrollment  31,316
Total Number of Schools  51
Traditional Elementary Schools 27
Traditional Middle/Jr. High Schools 9
Traditional High Schools 4
Magnet Schools  9
Alternative Schools  3
Special Education Centers 1

Technical High School 



Pre-K Center

IB Schools 3



Total Employees  3,940
Full-time Certified Personnel- Classroom Teachers  1,942
Full-time Certified & Support Personnel  1,898
Part-Time Employees 100
Substitute Teachers 400
Highly Qualified Teachers 98%


Student-Teacher Ratio

Grades K-3  18:1 
Grades 4-6  26:1
Grades 7-12  29:1


Transportation Routes

455 Regular, special education, magnet school, "No Child Left Behind" and alternative routes