For some buyers the decision on were to buy a home can hinge on a key detail: How well does the local school system perform? Not all parents have the finical means to send there child to an elite private school so a performing public school may be the only option.
Howard County MD is an upscale urban community with over 275,000 residents residing within its borders situated along the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The county's popular center is the planned community of Columbia- conceived and designed by popular land developer Jack Rouse.
An amazing community can only be as amazing as the school system that serves it. The Howard County Public School System is a local & nationally recognized source of pride. Howard County consistently earns high marks in school performance metrics such as test scores and graduation rates. It gets high percentages at all levels of the Maryland School Assesments,Forbes magazine rated Howard County as one of the ten most cost-efficient school systems in the USA. The district contains 10 schools that received gold, silver, or bronze medals in U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.
- Ratio of computers to students: 1:4
- Classrooms with Internet access: 99%
- Percentage of students who participate in Gifted & Talented programs or classes:43% - Grades K-8 39% - Grades 9-12
- Post Graduation: 90% continue education beyond High School