Top 10 Best Maryland Public Schools (2022-23)

Maryland is the #25 largest school system in the United States, serving 883,137 students across the 1,423 public schools for the 2022-23 school year (there are 797 private schools, serving 141,407 students). 86% of all K-12 students in Maryland are educated in public schools compared to national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Maryland is 38%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 46%.
Minority enrollment is 66% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MD) School Average
Asian
7%
Hispanic
20%
Black
34%
White
34%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Maryland (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Shipley's Choice Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
310 Governor Stone Pky
Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 222-3851
Rank: #22.
Bannockburn Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
6520 Dalroy Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-1270
Rank: #33.
Thomas S. Wootton High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2100 Wootton Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 740-1500
Rank: #44.
Walt Whitman High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-4800
Rank: #55.
Glenelg High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737
(410) 313-5528
Rank: #66.
Cold Spring Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
9201 Falls Chapel Way
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 279-8480
Rank: #77.
Marriotts Ridge High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5568
Rank: #88.
Glenarden Woods Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 84% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-5
7801 Glenarden Pkwy
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 925-1300
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Academy Of Health Sciences At Pgcc
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
301 Largo Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 546-7247
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
River Hill High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120

Best Maryland Public Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
23
8,194
13%
173
107,535
66%
169
83,932
89%
25
15,292
31%
10
5,553
41%
44
25,777
22%
29
14,718
26%
39
26,768
79%
71
44,648
44%
54
37,333
39%
74
53,809
67%
5
1,812
42%
210
161,026
74%
8
4,524
46%
25
14,354
61%

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