Top 10 Best Howard County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 76 public schools serving 56,784 students in Howard County, MD. Howard County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
The top ranked public schools in Howard County, MD are Glenelg High School, Marriotts Ridge High School and River Hill High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Howard County, MD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Howard County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Maryland public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is equal to the Maryland public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Howard County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Glenelg High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737
(410) 313-5528
Grades: 9-12
| 1,173 students
Rank: #22.
Marriotts Ridge High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5568
Grades: 9-12
| 1,332 students
Rank: #33.
River Hill High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120
Grades: 9-12
| 1,157 students
Rank: #44.
Clarksville Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12041 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7050
Grades: K-5
| 432 students
Rank: #55.
Clarksville Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6535 S Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7057
Grades: 6-8
| 552 students
Rank: #66.
Centennial High School
Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2856
Grades: 9-12
| 1,614 students
Rank: #77.
Mount View Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
12101 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5545
Grades: 6-8
| 819 students
Rank: #88.
Waverly Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10220 Wetherburn Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2819
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #99.
Pointers Run Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6600 South Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7142
Grades: PK-5
| 768 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13400 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2560
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Worthington Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
4570 Roundhill Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2825
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Bushy Park Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14601 Carrs Mill Rd
Glenwood, MD 21738
(410) 313-5500
Grades: PK-5
| 632 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Ilchester Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4981 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2524
Grades: PK-5
| 654 students
Rank: #1414.
Howard High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2867
Grades: 9-12
| 1,912 students
Rank: #1515.
Burleigh Manor Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4200 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2507
Grades: 6-8
| 807 students
Rank: #1616.
Folly Quarter Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13500 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-1506
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #1717.
Glenwood Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2680 Rt 97
Glenwood, MD 21738
(410) 313-5520
Grades: 6-8
| 495 students
Rank: #1818.
Atholton High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6520 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-7065
Grades: 9-12
| 1,478 students
Rank: #1919.
Lime Kiln Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11650 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 880-5988
Grades: 6-8
| 734 students
Rank: #2020.
Centennial Lane Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3825 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2800
Grades: K-5
| 765 students
Rank: #2121.
Mount Hebron High School
Math: 78% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,566 students
Rank: #2222.
West Friendship Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12500 Frederick Road
West Friendship, MD 21794
(410) 313-5512
Grades: K-5
| 327 students
Rank: #2323.
Manor Woods Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11575 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-7165
Grades: K-5
| 794 students
Rank: #2424.
Dayton Oaks
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4691 Ten Oaks Rd
Dayton, MD 21036
(410) 313-1571
Grades: PK-5
| 683 students
Rank: #2525.
Clemens Crossing Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10320 Quarterstaff Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6866
Grades: K-5
| 550 students
Rank: #2626.
Fulton Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11600 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 880-5957
Grades: K-5
| 878 students
Rank: #2727.
Northfield Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9125 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2806
Grades: K-5
| 748 students
Rank: #2828.
Reservoir High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11550 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 888-8850
Grades: 9-12
| 1,527 students
Rank: #2929.
Rockburn Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6145 Montgomery Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 313-5030
Grades: PK-5
| 735 students
Rank: #3030.
Dunloggin Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9129 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2831
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #3131.
Ellicott Mills Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4445 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2839
Grades: 6-8
| 853 students
Rank: #3232.
Hammond Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8100 Aladdin Dr
Laurel, MD 20723
(410) 880-5830
Grades: 6-8
| 554 students
Rank: #3333.
St. Johns Lane Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2960 Saint Johns Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2813
Grades: K-5
| 703 students
Rank: #3434.
Bellows Spring Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8125 Old Stockbridge Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-5057
Grades: PK-5
| 822 students
Rank: #3535.
Lisbon Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15901 Frederick Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
(410) 313-5506
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
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Howard County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
6700 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-7601
Grades: PK-8
| 932 students
6700 Cradlewrock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-7607
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students

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