With students returning to Washington County classrooms on Monday, here are some interesting facts about the public school system from last school year:
- There were 20,019 students enrolled, which was 7.2 percent more than five years earlier, when there were 18,678 students.
- Six percent of students were black. Of 1,225 teachers, 1.2 percent were black.
- There were 44 schools in the county including 25 elementary schools.
- Schools employed 2,119 people.
- The dropout rate was 5 percent.
- The Hagerstown GED center tested 164 people. About 68 percent of them passed.
- The system graduated 1,074 people. Of those, 67.5 percent planned to go to college, 3.1 percent planned to go to trade or business school, 26.8 percent planned to enter the work force and 3.8 percent planned to join the military.