PWCS Demographics

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is the second largest School Division in Virginia. With 2021-22 student enrollment over 89,000, PWCS is the 34th largest school district in the nation, encompassing a wide-ranging demographic foundation. We boast an impressive diversity of pupils – 10% Asian, 20% Black, 36% Hispanic, 28% White, and 6% with other backgrounds. In addition, 26% of students are English Learners, 47% are economically disadvantaged, and 13% of students have an IEP.

Comparing Full-time Student Enrollment by Ethnicity (Fall 2021 Data)

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Comparing the full-time student enrollment by ethnicity for the years 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22. In 2019-20, the enrollment was 35% Hispanic, 29% white, 20% Black, 9% Asian, and 6% other. In 2020-21, the enrollment was 36% Hispanic, 28% white, 20% Black, 10% Asian, and 6% other. In 2021-22, the enrollment was 36% Hispanic, 28% white, 20% Black, 10% Asian, and 6% other.

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Year Hispanic White Black Asian Other
2019-20 35% 29% 20% 9% 6%
2020-21 36% 28% 20% 10% 6%
2021-22 36% 28% 20% 10% 6%

Note: Percentages in the above pie charts and table have been rounded.

 

Comparing Full-time Student Enrollment by English Learner, economic status, and disability statuses (Fall 2020 Data)

Year English Learner Non-English Learner Economically Disadvantaged Non-Economically Disadvantaged Students with Disabilities Students without Disabilities
2019-20 26% 74% 42% 58% 13% 87%
2020-21 28% 72% 40% 60% 13% 87%
2021-22 26% 74% 47% 53% 13% 87%

 

Demographics and Cost Per Pupil (Fall 2020 Data)

Area Fall 2020 Count Black Hispanic White Asian Econ. Disadv. English Learners Students with Disabilities Cost Per Pupil
State 1,252,992 21.1% 17.5% 46.3% 7.4% 41.0% 12.8% 13.4%
Prince William 89,577 20.3% 35.5% 28.0% 9.7% 39.7% 27.7% 12.8% $12,327
Alexandria 15,846 25.8% 37.1% 27.9% 5.5% 36.8% 40.1% 10.8% $18,147
Arlington 26,833 10.3% 28.9% 44.0% 8.9% 22.7% 25.5% 14.1% $19,581
Fairfax 180,076 10.0% 27.1% 36.8% 19.8% 27.8% 26.8% 14.4% $16,505
Loudoun 81,326 7.1% 18.3% 43.9% 24.4% 21.3% 18.1% 11.4% $15,214
Manassas 7,607 9.4% 68.3% 13.3% 3.6% 48.2% 47.1% 11.8% $13,705
Manassas Park 3,500 8.3% 66.9% 13.1% 5.8% 60.1% 47.2% 13.3% $12,057