Howard County Public Schools School District

10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

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 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 77 public schools serving 57,325 students in Howard County Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
Public Schools in Howard County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Maryland public school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
77 Schools
1,419 Schools
# Students
57,325 Students
882,159 Students
# Teachers
4,240 Teachers
61,266 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Howard County Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MD)
#1 out of 25 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Howard County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
34%
20%
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 2020-21 school year data.
49%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
94%
87%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.77
0.73
# American Indian Students
155 Students
2,360 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
13,435 Students
58,991 Students
% Asian Students
24%
7%
# Hispanic Students
7,504 Students
182,868 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
21%
# Black Students
14,194 Students
292,530 Students
% Black Students
25%
33%
# White Students
18,284 Students
298,961 Students
% White Students
32%
34%
# Hawaiian Students
79 Students
1,299 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
3,633 Students
44,853 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,321
27,787
# Students in K Grade:
3,810
61,787
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,905
61,676
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,031
63,648
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,171
64,034
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,121
64,411
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,328
65,709
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,283
65,326
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,423
67,401
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,613
69,286
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,914
83,187
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,562
66,090
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,304
60,942
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,539
60,875
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,216 is higher than the state median of $19,738. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,899 is higher than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue
$1,159 MM
$17,412 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,083 MM
$16,456 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,216
$19,738
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Howard County Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,899
$18,654
This chart display average spending per public school student in Howard County Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Howard County Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
River Hill High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120
Grades: 9-12
| 1,508 students
Rank: #22.
Glenelg High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737
(410) 313-5528
Grades: 9-12
| 1,298 students
Rank: #33.
Centennial High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2856
Grades: 9-12
| 1,377 students
Rank: #44.
Marriotts Ridge High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5568
Grades: 9-12
| 1,662 students
Rank: #55.
Atholton High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6520 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-7065
Grades: 9-12
| 1,456 students
Rank: #66.
Mount Hebron High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,639 students
Rank: #77.
Howard High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2867
Grades: 9-12
| 1,792 students
Rank: #88.
Reservoir High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11550 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 888-8850
Grades: 9-12
| 1,814 students
Rank: #99.
Clarksville Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6535 S Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7057
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
Rank: #1010.
Waverly Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10220 Wetherburn Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2819
Grades: PK-5
| 892 students
Rank: #1111.
Pointers Run Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6600 South Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7142
Grades: PK-5
| 796 students
Rank: #1212.
Centennial Lane Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3825 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2800
Grades: K-5
| 658 students
Rank: #1313.
Long Reach High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6101 Old Dobbin Ln
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-7117
Grades: 9-12
| 1,639 students
Rank: #1414.
Clarksville Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12041 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7050
Grades: K-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1515.
Hammond High School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8800 Guilford Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 313-7615
Grades: 9-12
| 1,306 students
Rank: #1616.
Oakland Mills High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9410 Kilimanjaro Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-6945
Grades: 9-12
| 1,336 students
Rank: #1717.
Folly Quarter Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13500 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-1506
Grades: 6-8
| 664 students
Rank: #1818.
Burleigh Manor Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4200 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2507
Grades: 6-8
| 785 students
Rank: #1919.
Worthington Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4570 Roundhill Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2825
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Ilchester Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4981 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2524
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13400 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2560
Grades: K-5
| 562 students
Rank: #2222.
Mount View Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12101 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5545
Grades: 6-8
| 866 students
Rank: #2323.
Manor Woods Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11575 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-7165
Grades: K-5
| 697 students
Rank: #2424.
West Friendship Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12500 Frederick Road
West Friendship, MD 21794
(410) 313-5512
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #2525.
Fulton Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11600 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 880-5957
Grades: PK-5
| 868 students
Rank: #2626.
Wilde Lake High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5460 Trumpeter Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6965
Grades: 9-12
| 1,360 students
Rank: #2727.
Dayton Oaks
(Math: 46% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4691 Ten Oaks Rd
Dayton, MD 21036
(410) 313-1571
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #2828.
Northfield Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9125 Northfield Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2806
Grades: K-5
| 718 students
Rank: #2929.
Bushy Park Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14601 Carrs Mill Rd
Glenwood, MD 21738
(410) 313-5500
Grades: PK-5
| 620 students
Rank: #3030.
Lime Kiln Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11650 Scaggsville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759
(410) 880-5988
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: #3131.
Rockburn Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6145 Montgomery Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 313-5030
Grades: PK-5
| 636 students
Rank: #3232.
Veterans Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4355 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 899 students
Rank: #3333.
St. Johns Lane Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2960 Saint Johns Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2813
Grades: K-5
| 651 students
Rank: #3434.
Ellicott Mills Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4445 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2839
Grades: 6-8
| 725 students
Rank: #3535.
Clemens Crossing Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10320 Quarterstaff Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6866
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Howard County Public Schools School District?
Howard County Public Schools School District manages 77 public schools serving 57,325 students.
What is the rank of Howard County Public Schools School District?
Howard County Public Schools School District is ranked #1 out of 25 school districts in Maryland (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Maryland school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Howard County Public Schools School District?
32% of Howard County Public Schools School District students are White, 25% of students are Black, 24% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Howard County Public Schools School District?
Howard County Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What is Howard County Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,899 is higher than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 77 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 57,325 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : 94% (Top 30% in MD)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 34% (Top 5%)
  • : 49% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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