Howard County Public Schools School District

10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Howard County Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 77 public schools serving 57,293 students in Howard County Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Maryland.
Public Schools in Howard County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Howard County Public Schools School District 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 Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
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).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
77 Schools
1,423 Schools
# Students
57,293 Students
883,137 Students
# Teachers
4,228 Teachers
61,505 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Howard County Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MD)
Overall District Rank
#3 out of 25 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Howard County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Howard County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Howard County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Howard County Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.76
0.73
# American Indian Students
141 Students
2,287 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
13,375 Students
59,676 Students
% Asian Students
23%
7%
# Hispanic Students
7,131 Students
175,862 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
20%
# Black Students
14,175 Students
295,779 Students
% Black Students
25%
34%
# White Students
18,791 Students
304,609 Students
% White Students
33%
34%
# Hawaiian Students
71 Students
1,287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
3,609 Students
43,599 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,014
23,633
# Students in K Grade:
3,634
58,476
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,919
63,667
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,115
64,253
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,067
64,840
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,327
66,421
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,273
66,681
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,462
68,074
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,649
69,699
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,599
69,379
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,702
74,330
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,608
69,418
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,491
62,475
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,433
61,791
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,675 is higher than the state median of $16,583. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,269 is higher than the state median of $16,770. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$1,013 MM
$254 MM
This chart display total revenue of Howard County Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$989 MM
$257 MM
This chart display total spending of Howard County Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,675
$16,583
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Howard County Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,269
$16,770
This chart display average spending per public school student in Howard County Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Howard County Public Schools School District 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.
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
| 1,597 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
| 1,470 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
| 501 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
| 716 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
| 1,467 students
Rank: #77.
Mount View Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12101 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5545
Grades: 6-8
| 835 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
| 899 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
| 779 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
| 540 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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: #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
| 602 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
| 556 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
| 1,828 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
| 844 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
| 662 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
| 510 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
| 1,472 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
| 642 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
| 655 students
Rank: #2121.
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: #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
| 376 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
| 697 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
| 549 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: PK-5
| 838 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
| 736 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
| 1,788 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
| 611 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
| 624 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
| 789 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
| 612 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
| 679 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
| 676 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
| 377 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 77 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 57,293 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in MD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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