Top 10 Best Public Schools in Maryland (2024)

The top ranked public schools in Maryland are Thomas S.
Wootton High School, Walt Whitman High School and Eastern Technical High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Clarksville, Potomac and Bethesda.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Maryland is 25%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Maryland (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Thomas S. Wootton High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2100 Wootton Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 740-1500
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Walt Whitman High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-4800
Rank: #33.
Eastern Technical High School
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1100 Mace Ave
Essex, MD 21221
(443) 809-0190
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Ocean City Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
12828 Center Dr
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 632-5370
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
River Hill High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Pinewood Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 78% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
200 Rickswood Rd
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 887-7663
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Winston Churchill High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-5400
Rank: #88.
Westbrook Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
5110 Allan Ter
Bethesda, MD 20816
(240) 740-1040
Rank: #99.
Seven Locks Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
9500 Seven Locks Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-0940
Rank: #1010.
Benfield Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
365 Lynwood Dr
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 222-6555
Rank: #1111.
Centennial High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2856
Rank: #1212.
Poolesville High School
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
17501 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
(240) 740-2400
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Bannockburn Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
6520 Dalroy Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-1270
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Bradley Hills Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
8701 Hartsdale Ave
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 204-5210
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Glenarden Woods Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 2-5
7801 Glenarden Pkwy
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 925-1300
Rank: #1616.
Cold Spring Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
9201 Falls Chapel Way
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-4390
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Carderock Springs Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
7401 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-0540
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Wayside Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
10011 Glen Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-0240
Rank: #1919.
Western School Of Technology
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Kenwood Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
(443) 809-0840
Rank: #2020.
Wood Acres Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
5800 Cromwell Drive
Bethesda, MD 20816
(240) 740-1120
Rank: #2121.
Bells Mill Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
8225 Bells Mill Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-0480
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Mount Hebron High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Rodgers Forge Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
250 Dumbarton Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 887-3582
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Wyngate Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
9300 Wadsworth Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-1080
Rank: #2525.
Clarksville Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
6535 S Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7057
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Marriotts Ridge High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5568
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Worthington Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
4570 Roundhill Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2825
Rank: #2828.
Urbana High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
3471 Campus Dr
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-7600
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Severna Park Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
6 Riggs Ave
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 222-6577
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Shipley's Choice Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
310 Governor Stone Pky
Millersville, MD 21108
(410) 222-3851
Rank: #3131.
Freedom District Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
5626 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 751-3525
Rank: #3232.
Bethesda-chevy Chase High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 66% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
4301 East-west Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 740-0400
Rank: #3333.
Stone Mill Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
14323 Stonebridge View Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 740-5450
Rank: #3434.
Riderwood Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
1711 Landrake Rd
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-3568
Rank: #3535.
West Towson Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
6916 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-3893
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