Howard County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 76 public schools serving 56,784 students in Howard County 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 School District 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).
The top ranked public schools in Howard County 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 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
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).

Top Rankings

Howard County 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%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Howard County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
76 Schools
1,420 Schools
# Students
56,784 Students
893,772 Students
# Teachers
4,260 Teachers
59,475 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Howard County 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 2018-2019 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   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.75
0.72
# American Indian Students
127 Students
2,386 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
12,425 Students
58,834 Students
% Asian Students
22%
7%
# Hispanic Students
6,086 Students
155,381 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
17%
# Black Students
13,411 Students
300,979 Students
% Black Students
24%
34%
# White Students
21,161 Students
334,032 Students
% White Students
37%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
75 Students
1,300 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
3,499 Students
40,754 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,314
30,419
# Students in K Grade:
3,817
64,080
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,043
66,118
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,123
66,910
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,233
68,548
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,409
70,339
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,387
69,527
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,413
67,016
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,315
65,562
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,468
65,359
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,673
71,638
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,418
67,743
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,024
60,328
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,147
60,185
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,355 is higher than the state median of $15,725. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,330 is higher than the state median of $15,468. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue
$986 MM
$250 MM
This chart display total revenue of Howard County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$984 MM
$246 MM
This chart display total spending of Howard County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,355
$15,725
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Howard County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,330
$15,468
This chart display average spending per public school student in Howard County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Howard County School District 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 56,784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in MD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75

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