Maryland State Information

Where Maryland Ranks
Maryland National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,517 $7,734 15
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.2 21.2 39
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $32,939 $29,564 12
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $50,410 $45,771 11
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 77 %71 % 17
  • Black
  • 69 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 68 %52 %
  • White
  • 81 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Martin O'Malley (D)
    Superintendent of Schools: Nancy S. Grasmick
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 869,113
    No. of Districts: 24
    No. of Public Schools: 1,366
    No. of Public School Teachers: 55,140
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $7.9 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 26.6%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 30.7%
    Students With Disabilities: 12.4%
    English-Language Learners: 3.2%

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