199

Schools

* Elementary: 138.

* Middle: 28.

* High: 22.

* Specialty/alternative/other: 11.

* New: Suitland Elementary, Whitehall Elementary in Bowie, William W. Hall Elementary in Capitol Heights.

* Rebuilt/reconfigured: Bladensburg High, rebuilt; Samuel Ogle Elementary in Bowie becomes Samuel Ogle Middle.

* Schools scheduled to open in 2006: A high school in Upper Marlboro, an elementary school in Bowie and an elementary school in Hyattsville.

16,500

Full-time employees

4,800

Part-time employees

9,000

Teachers

* Teachers projected as new hires to the school system this year: 950.

* Starting minimum salary for teachers: $34,090 for those with provisional certification, $39,438 for those certified and with a bachelor's degree.

* Maximum salary for teachers: $80,774 for those who hold doctorates and are on the 20th step of the salary scale.

197

Principals

(Robert Goddard French Immersion and Montessori counts as two schools but has only one principal. The same is true for John Hanson French Immersion and Montessori.)

* Principals starting new assignments: about 30.

* Starting minimum salary for principals: $79,055 for elementary.

* Maximum salary for principals: $114,304 for high school.

* Assistant and vice principals: 340.

* Librarians: 200.

* Nurses: 170.

* Custodians: 1,200.

139,410

Projected student enrollment

* Elementary: 67,910.

* Middle: 22,269.

* High: 42,716.

* Special centers: 713.

* Pre-kindergarten: 5,802.

* Enrollment on Sept. 30, 2004: 136,095.

* Statewide enrollment rank: second, behind Montgomery County.

1,300

School buses

* Estimated miles school buses will drive this year: 22 million.

$1.75

Full price of a typical lunch

in elementary school

$1.85

Full price of typical lunch

in secondary school

46

Percent of students last year

eligible for free or reduced-price meals

180

Number of days

in the school year for students

$1.38

Operating budget

for 2005-06, in billions

* Percent increase from 2004-05: 9.

* Interim chief executive: Howard A. Burnett.

* Burnett's salary: $100 per hour, for up to 50 hours a week.

SOURCE: Prince George's County public schools

-- Compiled by NICK ANDERSON

BURNETT