MCPS is Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools, the 17th largest school system in the United States. We are the largest school system in Maryland with 205 schools and over 161,500 students in grades PreK to 12. Our students come from 157 different countries around the world and speak 138 languages in addition to English. Our 23,429 teachers, administrators and support staff are recognized as the best in education. MCPS is the recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.