Maryland at a Glance
Maryland has over 1,400 public schools in 24 local education agencies serving all of the state’s 23 counties plus Baltimore City. Total enrollment in Maryland public schools rose slightly from 2017 to 2020. Between 2020 and 2021, statewide enrollment declined by 3% due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In school year 2021-2022, over 881,400 students enrolled in Maryland public schools from Pre-K to high school. The enrollment for school year 2022-2023 is 881,471.
Diversity Matters Here
With a student population of 34% White students, 33% Black/African American students, and 21% Hispanic/Latino students in school year 2022, Maryland’s student population is becoming increasingly diverse. The Hispanic/Latino student population is the only group which grew significantly from 2017 to 2022.
In addition to the growing diversity in race/ethnicity, recent enrollment trends show an increase in the percentage of Economically Disadvantaged students and students living in concentrated poverty. Maryland’s student population also includes 12% of students who are English Learners and 12% of Students with Disabilities.