Top 10 Best Lanham Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 9,080 students in Lanham, MD (there are 6 private schools, serving 495 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Lanham, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Lanham, MD are Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Robert Goddard Montessori and Duval High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lanham, MD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Maryland public school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Lanham have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Maryland public schools.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Lanham, MD (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Glenarden Woods Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7801 Glenarden Pkwy
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 925-1300
Grades: 2-5
| 388 students
Rank: #22.
Robert Goddard Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9850 Good Luck Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-3515
Grades: PK-8
| 490 students
Rank: #33.
Duval High School
Magnet School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9880 Good Luck Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,254 students
Rank: #44.
Seabrook Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6001 Seabrook Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8542
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
Rank: #55.
Legend Public Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9700 Philadelphia Court
Lanham, MD 20706
(240) 455-5900
Grades: K-6
| 692 students
Rank: #66.
Catherine T. Reed Elementary School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9501 Greenbelt Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8716
Grades: PK-5
| 468 students
Rank: #77.
Hyattsville Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9850 Good Luck Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 209-5830
Grades: 6-8
| 733 students
Rank: #88.
Magnolia Elementary School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8400 Nightingale Dr
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8770
Grades: PK-6
| 467 students
Rank: #99.
Thomas Johnson Middle School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5401 Barker Pl
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8680
Grades: 6-8
| 1,344 students
Rank: #1010.
Gaywood Elementary School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6701 97th Ave
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8730
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #1111.
Judge Sylvania W. Woods Sr. Elementary School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3000 Church St
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 925-2840
Grades: PK-6
| 680 students
Rank: #1212.
James Mchenry Elementary School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8909 Mchenry Ln
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8760
Grades: PK-5
| 738 students
Rank: n/an/a
Howard B. Owens Science Center
Alternative School
9601 Greenbelt Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 918-8750
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lanham, MD?
The top ranked public schools in Lanham, MD include Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Robert Goddard Montessori and Duval High School.
How many public schools are located in Lanham, MD?
13 public schools are located in Lanham, MD.
What percentage of students in Lanham, MD go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Lanham, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lanham, MD?
Lanham, MD public schools minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland public schools average of 66% (majority Black).

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