Top 10 Best Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Public Schools in Maryland (2024)

Public schools in Maryland achieve an average reading/language arts proficiency of 45% (2024).
The public schools with the highest reading/language arts proficiency are listed below (where sufficient data available).
The public school with the highest reading/language arts proficiency in Maryland is Eastern Technical High School with 96%.
RLA Proficiency Range: 81% 96% Avg. RLA Proficiency: 86%

Top Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Public Schools in Maryland (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
RLA Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Eastern Technical High School
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 96%
Grades: 9-12
1100 Mace Ave
Essex, MD 21221
(443) 809-0190
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Benfield Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
Grades: PK-5
365 Lynwood Dr
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 222-6555
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Ocean City Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
Grades: PK-4
12828 Center Dr
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 632-5370
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Pinewood Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 90%
Grades: PK-5
200 Rickswood Rd
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 887-7663
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Walt Whitman High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 90%
Grades: 9-12
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-4800
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Seven Locks Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 89%
Grades: PK-5
9500 Seven Locks Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-0940
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Thomas S. Wootton High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 89%
Grades: 9-12
2100 Wootton Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 740-1500
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Centennial High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 88%
Grades: 9-12
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2856
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Western School Of Technology
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 88%
Grades: 9-12
100 Kenwood Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
(443) 809-0840
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Academy Of Health Sciences At Pgcc
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
Grades: 9-12
301 Largo Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 546-7247
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Bannockburn Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
Grades: K-5
6520 Dalroy Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-1270
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Carroll Manor Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
Grades: K-5
4434 Carroll Manor Rd
Baldwin, MD 21013
(410) 887-5947
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Westbrook Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
Grades: K-5
5110 Allan Ter
Bethesda, MD 20816
(240) 740-1040
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
River Hill High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 87%
Grades: 9-12
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Winston Churchill High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 87%
Grades: 9-12
11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-5400
Rank: #1616.
Bethesda-chevy Chase High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 86%
Grades: 9-12
4301 East-west Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 740-0400
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Bradley Hills Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: K-5
8701 Hartsdale Ave
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 204-5210
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Glenarden Woods Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: 2-5
7801 Glenarden Pkwy
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 925-1300
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Mount Hebron High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: 9-12
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Poolesville High School
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: 9-12
17501 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
(240) 740-2400
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
Wayside Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: PK-5
10011 Glen Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-0240
Rank: #17 - 2217. - 22.
West Towson Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 85%
Grades: K-5
6916 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-3893
Rank: #2323.
Folly Quarter Middle School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 84%
Grades: 6-8
13500 Triadelphia Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-1506
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Bells Mill Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 83%
Grades: PK-5
8225 Bells Mill Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-0480
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Clarksville Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 83%
Grades: 6-8
6535 S Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7057
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
RLA Proficiency: 83%
Grades: 6-8
6311 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-3500
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
Barbara Ingram School For The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: 9-12
7-11 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 766-8840
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
Carderock Springs Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: PK-5
7401 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-0540
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
George W. Carver Center For Arts & Technology
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: 9-12
938 York Rd
Towson, MD 21204
(443) 809-2775
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
Kingsville Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: K-5
7300 Sunshine Ave
Kingsville, MD 21087
(410) 887-5949
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
Severna Park Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: K-5
6 Riggs Ave
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 222-6577
Rank: #27 - 3227. - 32.
Shipley's Choice Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
Grades: K-5
310 Governor Stone Pky
Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 222-3851
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Cold Spring Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 82%
Grades: K-5
9201 Falls Chapel Way
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-4390
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Wood Acres Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 82%
Grades: PK-5
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD 20816
(240) 740-1120
Rank: #35 - 4135. - 41.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
(Math: 58% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
RLA Proficiency: 81%
Grades: 9-12
1400 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 396-7026
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maryland average public schools reading/language arts proficiency?
The Maryland average public schools reading/language arts proficiency is 45%% for 2024.
What are the public schools with the highest reading/language arts proficiency in Maryland?
The best top ranked public schools in Maryland include Eastern Technical High School, Benfield Elementary School and Ocean City Elementary School.
What is public high school and public elementary school with the highest reading/language arts proficiency in Maryland?
The public high school with the highest reading/language arts proficiency in Maryland is Eastern Technical High School, with a value of 96%. The public elementary school with the highest reading/language arts proficiency is Benfield Elementary School, with a value of 90-94%.

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