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MCPS Begins School Year with Largest Enrollment in History



Montgomery County Public Schools welcomes more than 163,500 students today into its 206 schools for the start of the 2018-2019 school year — the largest enrollment in the district’s history.

MCPS is also welcoming nearly 900 new teachers, more than 250 new supporting services professionals and 25 new administrators this school year.

“The start of a new school year is an exciting time and we are thrilled to have students and staff back in schools,” said Superintendent Jack Smith. “Teachers, staff and administrators are ready to get to work and we are focused on expanding access and opportunities for all students to help them achieve at their highest potential.”

“We are pleased to welcome back our students, staff and families back for another wonderful year of learning and achievement,” said Board of Education presid