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FAST FACTS

    • Wicomico County


      Population: 103,609 (2020 stats) 
      Area: 400 square miles
      Home to Salisbury University, Perdue Farms, Delmarva Shorebirds
      Cultural and financial hub of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

      Wicomico County Public Schools

      26 Schools and Learning Centers -  16 Elementary, 1 Middle/Elementary, 3 middle, 1 middle/high, 3 high schools plus an Evening High School
      Elementary School Specialty Programs ( Magnet)
      Middle School Specialty Programs (NexGen STEM Academy)
      High School Specialty Programs (Career and Technical Education, JROTC, ... )
      Special Education Programs
      Full-Day Pre-kindergarten Offerings
      Full-Day Kindergarten
      Gifted and Talented Educations Programs
      Before- & After-School Programs
      Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
      Close to 1,300 teachers
      More than 15,000 students, PreK-12

      Capital Improvements

      A replacement building for West Salisbury Elementary School opened in September 2018 and Renovation of Delmar Elementary School was completed in 2020. WCPS and the Board of Education are working toward a number of construction priorities, including a replacement building for Beaver Run Elementary School that is set to open in 2022 and an extensive renovation of Mardela Middle and High School.

      School Budget

      FY21 Operating Budget: $236 million
      74% of Operating Budget dedicated to direct instruction
      $13,038 per pupil cost for FY2021, the latest year available from the MSDE

      Graduation Information

      On-Time Graduation Rate: 83.79 percent 
      Scholarships: Over $15.1 million earned by June 2021 graduates

      Discipline & Safety

      Students are encouraged to demonstrate positive behavior according to the Standards of Student Conduct. The school division has implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, which outlines expectations for children, families and staff, and promotes collaboration in meeting and exceeding expectations. WCPS partners with the Wicomico Sheriff's Department and a variety of agencies to ensure safe, secure schools.