• District Personnel
    Administrators, managers - 94
    Principals - 126
    Assistant Principals - 149
    Elementary Teachers - 2,373
    Secondary Teachers - 1,150
    Other Classroom Teachers - 1,420
    School Counselors - 239
    Psychological Personnel - 53
    Media Coordinators, Audiovisual - 114
    Consultant, Supervisors 
    of Instruction - 38
    Other Professionals - 624
    Teacher Assistants - 1,171
    Technicians - 70
    Clerical, Secretarial - 572
    Service Workers - 1,582
    Skilled Crafts - 106
    Laborers - 13

    Total Full-Time Personnel - 9,057

    Total Full-time and Part-time personnel - 9,894

    Where the Money Comes From (2021-22)
    State Funds - $440,083,648
    Local (County) Funds - $233,741,181
    Federal Funds - $371,678,426
    School Food Services - $40,341,500
    ACES - $5,569,942
    Local Special Revenue - $8,612,708
    Capital Outlay - $4,000,000

    How the Money is Used*: (2021-22)
    Salaries and Benefits  - $707,531,493
    Purchased Services  - $143,564,930
    Supplies & Materials – $97,777,424
    Equipment - $69,976,412
    Transfers – $26,652,996
    *State fund, local fund and federal fund only

    Money spent per student (2018-19)
    $11,778 (This amount does not include what we spend on capital, child nutrition, ACES, nor special revenue funds - funds for specific schools or programs versus district wide K-12 expenditure - i.e., magnet funds, More at Four).

    Number of Schools
    Elementary - 67
    Middle - 22
    High - 26
    Virtual - 1
    Alternative - 8
    (including GCS Newcomers School and SCALE)
    Total - 124
    Some campuses, such as Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, house multiple grade levels, such as middle and high school.

  • 2023-24 Enrollment (20th Day) 
     Total – 66,844*

    *does not include pre-K

    2023-24 Student Ethnic Composition (20th Day) 
    American Indian - 0.32%
    Asian - 6.86%
    Black – 42.14% 
    Hispanic – 18.56%
    Multi-Racial – 5.06%
    Pacific Islander - 0.14% 
    White – 26.93%

    2023-24 Students 
    Languages - 121
    Special Education - 9,740 (includes pre-K)
    Advanced Learners - 12,000
    Student Poverty Rate - 66.3%

    2023 Graduate Information
    Diplomas –5,244
    EC Certificates - 45
    National Merit Scholars - 20
    National Merit Commended Students – 25
    National Merit Semi Finalists - 25
    National Merit Scholars Finalists - 23
    Presidential Awards - 54
    Military Appointments - 123
    North Carolina Scholars – 1,141
    World Language Endorsement – 381
    Career Endorsement - 540
    College Endorsement – 1,927
    College/UNC Endorsement – 2,019

    Scholarships and Grants
    Year          Total Dollars Awarded
    2000-01    $30,955,696
    2001-02    $35,140,293
    2002-03    $40,580,599
    2003-04    $49,552,025
    2004-05    $50,291,338
    2005-06    $56,089,484
    2006-07    $68,133,168
    2007-08    $77,055,614
    2008-09    $79,068,012
    2009-10    $110,840,654
    2010-11    $121,752,804
    2011-12    $139,050,955
    2012-13    $126,899,010
    2013-14    $149,462,070
    2014-15    $156,193,407
    2015-16    $160,812,151
    2016-17    $149,041,872
    2017-18    $177,973,215
    2018-19    $189,526,981
    2019-20    $193,131,565
    2020-21    $174,621,928
    2021-22    $166,440,587
    2022-23    $180,878,276