Worcester County Public Schools School District

6270 Worcester Highway
Newark, MD 21841
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Worcester 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 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 6,803 students in Worcester 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 Worcester County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Maryland public school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 36% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
14 Schools
1,419 Schools
# Students
6,803 Students
882,159 Students
# Teachers
591 Teachers
61,266 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Worcester 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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MD)
#3 out of 25 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Worcester County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
30%
20%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Worcester 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.
44%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Worcester 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.
92%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Worcester 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:

0.54
0.73
# American Indian Students
10 Students
2,360 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
103 Students
58,991 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# Hispanic Students
561 Students
182,868 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
21%
# Black Students
1,225 Students
292,530 Students
% Black Students
18%
33%
# White Students
4,422 Students
298,961 Students
% White Students
65%
34%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,299 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
482 Students
44,853 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
368
27,787
# Students in K Grade:
450
61,787
# Students in 1st Grade:
437
61,676
# Students in 2nd Grade:
463
63,648
# Students in 3rd Grade:
456
64,034
# Students in 4th Grade:
459
64,411
# Students in 5th Grade:
496
65,709
# Students in 6th Grade:
506
65,326
# Students in 7th Grade:
515
67,401
# Students in 8th Grade:
512
69,286
# Students in 9th Grade:
568
83,187
# Students in 10th Grade:
506
66,090
# Students in 11th Grade:
571
60,942
# Students in 12th Grade:
496
60,875
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,060 is higher than the state median of $19,738. The school district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,580 is higher than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue
$143 MM
$17,412 MM
This chart display total revenue of Worcester 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
$140 MM
$16,456 MM
This chart display total spending of Worcester 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
$21,060
$19,738
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Worcester 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
$20,580
$18,654
This chart display average spending per public school student in Worcester 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 Worcester County Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stephen Decatur High School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9913 Seahawk Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2171
Grades: 9-12
| 1,444 students
Rank: #22.
Snow Hill High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
305 S Church St
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-5270
Grades: 9-12
| 343 students
Rank: #33.
Pocomoke High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1817 Old Virginia Rd
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
(410) 632-5180
Grades: 9-12
| 333 students
Rank: #44.
Berlin Intermediate
(Math: 35% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
309 Franklin Ave
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 632-5320
Grades: 5-6
| 667 students
Rank: #55.
Ocean City Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12828 Center Dr
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 632-5370
Grades: PK-4
| 545 students
Rank: #66.
Stephen Decatur Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9815 Seahawk Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2846
Grades: 7-8
| 669 students
Rank: #77.
Showell Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11318 Showell School Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 632-5350
Grades: PK-4
| 660 students
Rank: #88.
Pocomoke Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 8th St
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
(410) 632-5150
Grades: 4-8
| 443 students
Rank: #99.
Cedar Chapel Special School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
510 Coulbourne Ln
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-5230
Grades: PK-12
| 46 students
Rank: #1010.
Snow Hill Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
522 Coulbourne Ln
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-5240
Grades: 4-8
| 375 students
Rank: #1111.
Snow Hill Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
515 Coulbourne Ln
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-5210
Grades: PK-3
| 355 students
Rank: #1212.
Buckingham Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Buckingham Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 632-5300
Grades: PK-4
| 488 students
Rank: #1313.
Pocomoke Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2119 Pocomoke Beltway
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
(410) 632-5130
Grades: PK-3
| 435 students
Rank: n/an/a
Worcester Technical High School
Vocational School
6290 Worcester Hwy
Newark, MD 21841
(410) 632-5050
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Worcester County Public Schools School District?
Worcester County Public Schools School District manages 14 public schools serving 6,803 students.
What is the rank of Worcester County Public Schools School District?
Worcester County Public Schools School District is ranked #3 out of 25 school districts in Maryland (top 20%) 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 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Worcester County Public Schools School District?
65% of Worcester County Public Schools School District students are White, 18% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Worcester County Public Schools School District?
Worcester County Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What is Worcester County Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $20,580 is higher than the state median of $18,654. The school district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 14 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,803 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : 92% (Top 50% in MD)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 30% (Top 20%)
  • : 44% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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