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Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is located in western Maryland, part of a tristate area that includes Pennsylvania and West Virginia, where more than 22,000 students attend 46 school facilities. Through magnet and advanced programs,technical specialties, outdoor experiences, special education, technology and the arts, WCPS prepares students for chosen college or career paths after education. Innovative leadership and programming create an educational experience to ensure that students have the opportunity to succeed in a 21st Century environment.
WCPS Vision: Building a community that inspires, curiosity, creativity, and achievement.
- Fact #1
- WCPS was voted the Best Place to Work in the Tri-State area by The Herald Mail’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.
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- With nearly 3,000 employees, WCPS is the third largest employer in Washington County.
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- The WCPS dropout rate is 1.5%, less than the national rate of 3.4% according to the National Center for Education Statistics.