Top 10 Best Howard County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 74 public schools serving 53,809 students in Howard County, MD (there are 47 private schools, serving 7,169 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Howard County, MD are educated in public schools compared to the MD state average of 86%. 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, River Hill High School and Clarksville Elementary 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 56% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (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 67% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Best Howard County Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 1,263 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 1,470 students
Rank: #33.
Clarksville Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12041 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7050
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 716 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 1,467 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 899 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 779 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
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
| 540 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Worthington Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4570 Roundhill Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2825
Grades: PK-5
| 467 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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
| 602 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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
| 556 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 1,828 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 844 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 662 students
Rank: #1515.
Glenwood Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2680 Rt 97
Glenwood, MD 21738
(410) 313-5520
Grades: 6-8
| 510 students
Rank: #1616.
Atholton High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6520 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-7065
Grades: 9-12
| 1,472 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 642 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 655 students
Rank: #1919.
Mount Hebron High School
Math: 78% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,635 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 376 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 697 students
Rank: #2222.
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: #2323.
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
| 549 students
Rank: #2424.
Fulton Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11600 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 880-5957
Grades: PK-5
| 838 students
Rank: #2525.
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
| 736 students
Rank: #2626.
Reservoir High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11550 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 888-8850
Grades: 9-12
| 1,788 students
Rank: #2727.
Rockburn Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6145 Montgomery Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 313-5030
Grades: PK-5
| 611 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 624 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 789 students
Rank: #3030.
Hammond Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8100 Aladdin Dr
Laurel, MD 20723
(410) 880-5830
Grades: 6-8
| 612 students
Rank: #3131.
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
| 679 students
Rank: #3232.
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
| 676 students
Rank: #3333.
Lisbon Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15901 Frederick Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
(410) 313-5506
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #3434.
Waterloo Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5940 Waterloo Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-5014
Grades: PK-5
| 582 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9357 Mellenbrook Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-6922
Grades: K-5
| 481 students
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Howard County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044
(800) 382-6010
Grades: K-12
| n/a 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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