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Maryland

Maryland is a moderate state, diverse in people and geography, with a strong investment in education. It is located in the midatlantic region, bordering Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The state stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Allegheny Mountains. The capital is Annapolis.

Table 1 Elementary and secondary education characteristics
MarylandU.S. (average)
Total number of schools1,4571,988
Total students852,211970,278
Total teachers58,428.4760,766.56
Pupil/teacher ratio14.5915.97
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), 2010–11.
Table 2 Elementary and secondary education finance
MarylandU.S. (average)
Total revenues$13,084,018,085$11,464,385,994
Total expenditures for education$12,758,707,718$11,712,033,839
Total current expenditures$11,211,175,523$9,938,906,259
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “National Public Education Financial Survey,” FY08 (2007–08).

According to the U.S. Census, Maryland's population was 5.8 million in 2010. Close to 60 percent of state ...

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