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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 76 public schools in Howard County School District, serving 56,784 students.
  • Public schools in Howard County School District have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Maryland public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 41% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
  • The top ranked public schools in Howard County School District are Clarksville Elementary School, Clarksville Middle School and Marriotts Ridge High School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • 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).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Maryland public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameHoward County School District
School District Websitehttp://www.hcpss.org
School District Phone Number(410)313-6600
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MD)
# of Schools76 Schools1,422 Schools
# of Students56,784 Students894,344 Students
# of Teachers4,260 Teachers59,525 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1

District Comparison

  • Howard County 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 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Howard County   School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.750.72
# of American Indian Students127 Students2,387 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students12,425 Students58,836 Students
% Asian Students
22%
7%
# of Hispanic Students6,086 Students155,435 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
17%
# of Black Students13,411 Students301,474 Students
% Black Students
24%
34%
# of White Students21,161 Students334,047 Students
% White Students
37%
37%
# of Hawaiian Students75 Students1,301 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students3,499 Students40,758 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:1,31430,442
# of Students in Kindergarten:3,81764,150
# of Students in 1st Grade:4,04366,182
# of Students in 2nd Grade:4,12366,980
# of Students in 3rd Grade:4,23368,619
# of Students in 4th Grade:4,40970,409
# of Students in 5th Grade:4,38769,591
# of Students in 6th Grade:4,41367,059
# of Students in 7th Grade:4,31565,601
# of Students in 8th Grade:4,46865,388
# of Students in 9th Grade:4,67371,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:4,41867,748
# of Students in 11th Grade:4,02460,341
# of Students in 12th Grade:4,14760,191
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $16,405 is higher than the state average of $13,452. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $15,950 is higher than the state average of $13,222. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MD)
Total Revenue$854 MM$243 MM
This chart display total revenue of Howard County   School District and average revenue for each school distric in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$830 MM$239 MM
This chart display total spending of Howard County   School District and average spending for each school distric in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,405$13,452
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Howard County   School District and average revenue per public school student in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$15,950$13,222
This chart display average spending per public school student in Howard County   School District and average spending per public school student in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Howard County School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Applications And Research Laboratory Alternative School
    10920 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-6698

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Atholton Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 20%
    6700 Seneca Dr
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410)313-6853

    Grades: PK-5 | 487 students
  • Atholton High School Math: 94% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Top 10%
    6520 Freetown Rd
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410)313-7065

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,478 student
  • Bellows Spring Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 20%
    8125 Old Stockbridge Dr
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410)313-5057

    Grades: PK-5 | 822 students
  • Bollman Bridge Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8200 Savage-guilford Road
    Jessup, MD 20794
    (410)880-5920

    Grades: PK-5 | 722 students
  • Bonnie Branch Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Top 50%
    4979 Ilchester Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410)313-2580

    Grades: 6-8 | 716 students
  • Bryant Woods Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5450 Blue Heron Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410)313-6859

    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
  • Burleigh Manor Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Top 5%
    4200 Centennial Lane
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-2507

    Grades: 6-8 | 807 students
  • Bushy Park Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 67%
    Rank: Top 20%
    14601 Carrs Mill Rd
    Glenwood, MD 21738
    (410)313-5500

    Grades: PK-5 | 632 students
  • Cedar Lane Special Center Special Education School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    11630 Scaggsville Rd
    Fulton, MD 20759
    (410)888-8800

    Grades: PK-12 | 99 students
  • Centennial High School Math: 97% | Reading: 60%
    Rank: Top 10%
    4300 Centennial Ln
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-2856

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,614 student
  • Centennial Lane Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Top 5%
    3825 Centennial Ln
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-2800

    Grades: K-5 | 765 students
  • Clarksville Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank: Top 5%
    12041 Clarksville Pike
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    (410)313-7050

    Grades: K-5 | 432 students
  • Clarksville Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 83%
    Rank: Top 5%
    6535 S Trotter Rd
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    (410)313-7057

    Grades: 6-8 | 552 students
  • Clemens Crossing Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
    Rank: Top 10%
    10320 Quarterstaff Rd
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410)313-6866

    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
  • Cradlerock Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    6700 Cradlerock Way
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410)319-7601

    Grades: PK-5 | 519 students
  • Dayton Oaks Math: 73% | Reading: 67%
    Rank: Top 10%
    4691 Ten Oaks Rd
    Dayton, MD 21036
    (410)313-1571

    Grades: PK-5 | 683 students
  • Deep Run Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    6925 Old Waterloo Rd
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410)313-5000

    Grades: PK-5 | 837 students
  • Ducketts Lane Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    6501 Ducketts Ln
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410)313-5050

    Grades: K-5 | 891 students
  • Dunloggin Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
    Rank: Top 20%
    9129 Northfield Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-2831

    Grades: 6-8 | 630 students
  • Elkridge Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
    Rank: Top 50%
    7075 Montgomery Rd
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410)313-5006

    Grades: PK-5 | 919 students
  • Elkridge Landing Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Top 50%
    7085 Montgomery Rd
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410)313-5040

    Grades: 6-8 | 693 students
  • Ellicott Mills Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 20%
    4445 Montgomery Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410)313-2839

    Grades: 6-8 | 853 students
  • Folly Quarter Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 76%
    Rank: Top 5%
    13500 Triadelphia Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410)313-1506

    Grades: 6-8 | 663 students
  • Forest Ridge Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 42%
    Rank: Top 50%
    9550 Gorman Rd
    Laurel, MD 20723
    (410)880-5950

    Grades: K-5 | 693 students
  • Fulton Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 10%
    11600 Scaggsville Rd
    Fulton, MD 20759
    (410)880-5957

    Grades: K-5 | 878 students
  • Glenelg High School Math: 97% | Reading: 50%
    Rank: Top 20%
    14025 Burnt Woods Rd
    Glenelg, MD 21737
    (410)313-5528

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,173 student
  • Glenwood Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 20%
    2680 Rt 97
    Glenwood, MD 21738
    (410)313-5520

    Grades: 6-8 | 495 students
  • Gorman Crossing Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 20%
    9999 Winter Sun Rd
    Laurel, MD 20723
    (410)880-5900

    Grades: PK-5 | 848 students
  • Guilford Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    7335 Oakland Mills Rd
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410)880-5930

    Grades: PK-5 | 450 students
  • Hammond Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Top 30%
    8110 Aladdin Dr
    Laurel, MD 20723
    (410)880-5890

    Grades: K-5 | 651 students
  • Hammond High School Math: 85% | Reading: 29%
    Rank: Top 50%
    8800 Guilford Rd
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410)313-7615

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,300 student
  • Hammond Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 30%
    8100 Aladdin Dr
    Laurel, MD 20723
    (410)880-5830

    Grades: 6-8 | 554 students
  • Harpers Choice Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410)313-6929

    Grades: 6-8 | 591 students
  • Hollifield Station Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
    Rank: Top 30%
    8701 Stonehouse Dr
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410)313-2550

    Grades: PK-5 | 856 students
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