Baltimore-Washington Corridor Counties Drive Record Statewide School Enrollment

As reported in the Washington Post, student enrollment in Montgomery County, Maryland’s largest school district by student population, is expected to surge again during the coming school year, driving gains that could set a statewide record. Maryland education officials said Tuesday that if projected trends hold, the state could top 870,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year, as described in the Post.

Other counties along the Baltimore-Washington corridor are also experiencing growing student populations, as reported,

As Montgomery is anticipating growth, so, too, are those in other school districts along the Baltimore-Washington corridor, including Prince George’s, Howard, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. All have projected increases of nearly 1,000 students or higher, according to district officials.

For more information, see the full story from the Washington Post and see historical data on student enrollment by county from the Maryland State Department of Education Fact Books (enrollment data is typically printed on page 4 of the PDFs).