Top 10 Best Dorchester County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 4,573 students in Dorchester County, MD (there are 2 private schools, serving 126 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Dorchester County, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Dorchester County, MD are North Dorchester High School, Cambridge-south Dorchester High School and South Dorchester School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dorchester County, MD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 11% (versus the Maryland public school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 36% statewide average). Schools in Dorchester County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Maryland public schools.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Best Dorchester County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Dorchester High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5875 Cloverdale Road
Hurlock, MD 21643
(410) 943-4511
Grades: 9-12
| 562 students
Rank: #22.
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2475 Cambridge Beltway
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-9224
Grades: 9-12
| 795 students
Rank: #33.
South Dorchester School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3485 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 21622
(410) 901-6934
Grades: PK-8
| 206 students
Rank: #44.
Warwick Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
155 Main Street
Secretary, MD 21664
(410) 943-3588
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #55.
North Dorchester Middle School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5745 Cloverdale Road
Hurlock, MD 21643
(410) 943-3322
Grades: 6-8
| 437 students
Rank: #66.
Vienna Elementary School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4905 Ocean Gateway
Vienna, MD 21869
(410) 943-3775
Grades: PK-5
| 159 students
Rank: #77.
Hurlock Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Charles St.
Hurlock, MD 21643
(410) 943-3303
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #88.
Mace's Lane Middle School
(Math: 2% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Mace's Lane
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-2111
Grades: 6-8
| 551 students
Rank: #99.
Maple Elementary School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5225 Egypt Rd.
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-8577
Grades: PK-5
| 389 students
Rank: #1010.
Sandy Hill Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1503 Glasgow Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-7978
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1111.
Choptank Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1103 Mace's Lane
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-4950
Grades: PK-5
| 383 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dorchester County Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
2465 Cambridge Bypass
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 901-6950
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center
Alternative School
1405 Glasgow Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 221-5268
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dorchester County, MD

Dorchester County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2475 Cambridge Bypass
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-1093
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dorchester County, MD?
The top ranked public schools in Dorchester County, MD include North Dorchester High School, Cambridge-south Dorchester High School and South Dorchester School.
How many public schools are located in Dorchester County, MD?
13 public schools are located in Dorchester County, MD.
What percentage of students in Dorchester County, MD go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Dorchester County, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dorchester County, MD?
Dorchester County, MD public schools minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public schools average of 66% (majority Black).

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