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Howard County Public Schools


Howard County Public Schools is located close to the center of Maryland. Howard County Public Schools has 250.74 square miles of land area and 2.65 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Howard County Public Schools population is 299,269. Howard County Public Schools median household income is $110,133 in 2010-2014. Howard County Public Schools median house value is $426,300 in 2010-2014. On average, Howard County Public Schools is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking: (1 out of 24, top 4%)*
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:75
Population299,269 (2010-2014), rank #6
Population Growth9.09% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:1,181.04/sq mi, rank #5
Median Household Income:$110,133 at 2010-2014—9.04% increase since 2005-2009, rank #1
Median House Price:$426,300 at 2010-2014—-6.27% increase since 2005-2009, rank #2
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:250.74 sq mi, rank #22
Water Area:2.65 sq mi (1.05%), rank #24
County:Howard County
City:Annapolis Junction, Jessup, Scaggsville, Savage, North Laurel, Fulton, Columbia, Clarksville, Ellicott City, Dayton, Glenelg, Highland, Glenwood, Brookeville, West Friendship, Cooksville, Woodbine, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Marriottsville, Woodstock, Ilchester, Elkridge
Zip:20701, 20794, 20723, 20763, 21046, 21045, 21075, 21029, 21042, 21036, 21737, 20777, 20759, 21044, 21738, 20833, 21794, 21723, 21797, 21784, 21771, 21104, 21163, 21043, 21076
Area:Baltimore-Towson, MD
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Howard County Public Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

10910 Route 108
Ellicott City MD, 21042, Howard County
Phone: 410-313-6600

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:52,80652,05351,55550,99450,64149,90549,542
English Language Learner Students:2,0962,1582,2231,9741,959NANA
Total Teachers:3,831.603,821.103,757.003,741.703,822.203,887.403,756.80
Total Other Staff:3,869.763,780.363,774.563,782.863,633.513,618.703,585.50
Instructional Aides:1,159.501,174.501,166.501,171.001,165.501,156.501,116.20
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:299.60250.60251.10253.10106.60104.60105.10
Total Guidance Counselors:147.00143.50147.50144.50145.00144.00143.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:63.5061.5064.7560.0062.0061.5061.50
Secondary Guidance Counselors:83.5082.0082.7584.5083.0082.5081.50
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:97.5095.0096.0092.0087.5091.5091.00
Library/Media Support:58.0058.0060.0059.0058.0059.0056.00
District Administrators:223.90208.80198.10191.10195.10208.90262.10
District Administrative Support:86.8093.3086.2093.7092.4094.70125.20
School Administrators:228.00226.00223.00227.00226.00222.00194.00
School Administrative Support:422.00406.50414.50417.00422.50411.50409.50
Student Support Services:402.50382.00383.50381.80374.00359.10318.30
Other Support Services:744.96742.16748.16752.66760.91766.90765.10
Student-Teacher Ratio:13.7813.6213.7213.6313.2512.8413.19


Atholton ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   6700 Seneca Dr, Columbia MD 21046
Atholton High Grade 9 to Grade 12   6520 Freetown Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Bellows Spring ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8125 Old Stockbridge Dr, Ellicott City MD 21043
Bollman Bridge ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8200 Savageguilford Rd, Jessup MD 20794
Bonnie Branch MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   4979 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Bryant Woods ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5450 Blue Heron Ln, Columbia MD 21044
Burleigh Manor Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   4200 Centennial Ln, Ellicott City MD 21042
Bushy Park ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   14601 Carrs Mill Rd, Glenwood MD 21738
Cedar Lane Special Center Prekindergarten to Grade 12   11630 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton MD 20759
Centennial High Grade 9 to Grade 12   4300 Centennial Ln, Ellicott City MD 21042
Centennial Lane ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   3825 Centennial Ln, Ellicott City MD 21042
Clarksville ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   12041 Clarksville Pk, Clarksville MD 21029
Clarksville MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   6535 South Trotter Rd, Clarksville MD 21029
Clemens Crossing ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   10320 Quarterstaff Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Cradlerock Elementary Prekindergarten to Grade 5   6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045
Dayton OaksPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4691 Ten Oaks Rd, Dayton MD 21036
Deep Run ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   6925 Old Waterloo Rd, Elkridge MD 21075
Ducketts Lane Prekindergarten to Grade 5   6501 Ducketts Ln, Elkridge MD 21075
Dunloggin MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   9129 Northfield Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Elkridge ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   7075 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge MD 21075
Elkridge Landing MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   7085 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge MD 21075
Ellicott Mills MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   4445 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Folly Quarter MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   13500 Triadelphia Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Forest Ridge ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   9550 Gorman Rd, Laurel MD 20723
Fulton ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   11600 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton MD 20759
Glenelg High Grade 9 to Grade 12   14025 Burnt Woods Rd, Glenelg MD 21737
Glenwood MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   2680route 97, Glenwood MD 21738
Gorman Crossing ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   9999 Winter Sun Rd, Laurel MD 20723
Guilford ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   7335 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia MD 21046
Hammond ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   8110 Aladdin Dr, Laurel MD 20723
Hammond High Grade 9 to Grade 12   8800 Guilford Rd, Columbia MD 21046
Hammond Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   8100 Aladdin Dr, Laurel MD 20723
Harpers Choice MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   5450 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Hollifield Station ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8701 Stonehouse Dr, Ellicott City MD 21043
Homewood School Grade 6 to Grade 12   10914 Clarksville Pk, Ellicott City MD 21042
Howard High Grade 9 to Grade 12   8700 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Ilchester ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4981 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Jeffers Hill ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   6001 Tamar Dr, Columbia MD 21045
Lake Elkhorn Middle Grade 6 to Grade 8   6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045
Laurel Woods ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   9250 North Laurel Rd, Laurel MD 20723
Lime Kiln MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   11650 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton MD 20759
Lisbon ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   15901 Frederick Rd, Woodbine MD 21797
Long Reach High Grade 9 to Grade 12   6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia MD 21045
Longfellow ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5470 Hesperus Dr, Columbia MD 21044
Manor Woods ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   11575 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Marriotts Ridge High Grade 9 to Grade 12   12100 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville MD 21104
Mayfield Woods MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   7950 Redbarn Way, Elkridge MD 21075
Mount Hebron High Grade 9 to Grade 12   9440 Old Frederick Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Mount View MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   12101 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville MD 21104
Murray Hill MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   9989 Winter Sun Rd, Laurel MD 20723
Northfield ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   9125 Northfield Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Oakland Mills High Grade 9 to Grade 12   9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Oakland Mills MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   9540 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Patapsco MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   8885 Old Frederick Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Patuxent Valley MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   9151 Vollmerhausen Rd, Jessup MD 20794
Phelps Luck ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5370 Oldstone Ct, Columbia MD 21045
Pointers Run ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   6600 South Trotter Rd, Clarksville MD 21029
Reservoir High Grade 9 to Grade 12   11550 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton MD 20759
River Hill High Grade 9 to Grade 12   12101 Clarksville Pk, Clarksville MD 21029
Rockburn ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   6145 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge MD 21075
Running Brook ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5215 West Running Brook Rd, Columbia MD 21044
St. Johns Lane ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   2960 Saint Johns Ln, Ellicott City MD 21042
Stevens Forest ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   6045 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Swansfield ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5610 Cedar Ln, Columbia MD 21044
Talbott Springs ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   9550 Basket Ring Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Thunder Hill ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   9357 Mellenbrook Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Triadelphia Ridge ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   13400 Triadelphia Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
Veterans ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4355 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043
Waterloo ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5940 Waterloo Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Waverly ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   10220 Wetherburn Rd, Ellicott City MD 21042
West Friendship ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   12500 Frederick Rd, West Friendship MD 21794
Wilde Lake High Grade 9 to Grade 12   5460 Trumpeter Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Wilde Lake MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   10481 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia MD 21044
Worthington ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   4570 Roundhill Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
HSA Test
2004AlgebraEnd of course% met std74%58.8%
2005AlgebraEnd of course% met std74.3%53.8%
2006AlgebraEnd of course% met std85.2%66.6%
2007AlgebraEnd of course% met std87.1%63.5%
2008AlgebraEnd of course% met std97.5%85.9%
2009AlgebraEnd of course% met std96.8%85.1%
2010AlgebraEnd of course% met std94.9%83.6%
2011AlgebraEnd of course% met std95.9%83.6%
2012AlgebraEnd of course% met std94.7%83.9%
2004BiologyEnd of course% met std79.4%60.9%
2005BiologyEnd of course% met std76.6%57.6%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std82.1%67.7%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std87.1%70.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std94.3%83.1%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std93.9%82.6%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std92.9%80.9%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std94%81.3%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std94.7%81.7%
2005English 2End of course% met std76.5%57.3%
2006English 2End of course% met std78.2%60.1%
2007English 2End of course% met std85.7%70.9%
2008English 2End of course% met std93%83.1%
2009English 2End of course% met std93.1%83.5%
2010English 2End of course% met std90.2%80.2%
2011English 2End of course% met std91.3%81.6%
2012English 2End of course% met std91.9%83.1%
2004GovernmentEnd of course% met std83.1%65.9%
2005GovernmentEnd of course% met std81.8%66.4%
2006GovernmentEnd of course% met std85%74.2%
2007GovernmentEnd of course% met std89.4%73.5%
MSA Test
2004Reading10th Grade% met std83.0%66.0%
2004Math3rd Grade% met std87.0%72.2%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std86.3%76.8%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std87.9%79.1%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std86.3%78.6%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std88.6%82.6%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std89.5%84.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std90.9%86.0%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std93.0%86.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std93.7%87.7%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std91.4%82.2%
2004Reading3rd Grade% met std88.0%71.0%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std88.0%75.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std87.6%78.3%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std88.9%80.5%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std90.2%83.0%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std91.2%84.9%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std90.2%84.0%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std92.3%85.1%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std91.7%85.0%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std91.6%82.6%
2004Math4th Grade% met std84.5%69.6%
2005Math4th Grade% met std88.2%76.5%
2006Math4th Grade% met std89.7%82.1%
2007Math4th Grade% met std91.4%86%
2008Math4th Grade% met std91.9%88.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std92.1%89.2%
2010Math4th Grade% met std94.1%90.2%
2011Math4th Grade% met std95.0%90.3%
2012Math4th Grade% met std95.1%89.8%
2013Math4th Grade% met std93.7%88.8%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std90.7%75.1%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std92.3%81.0%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std91.7%81.8%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std93.0%86.0%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std94.2%88.4%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std93.4%86.7%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std93.3%87.4%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std94.4%88.7%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std95.5%89.8%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std94.8%88.2%
2004Math5th Grade% met std83.2%63.1%
2005Math5th Grade% met std85.1%69.2%
2006Math5th Grade% met std87.3%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std88.1%78.3%
2008Math5th Grade% met std88.1%80.5%
2009Math5th Grade% met std87.4%81.2%
2010Math5th Grade% met std90.0%83.2%
2011Math5th Grade% met std90.3%82.2%
2012Math5th Grade% met std92.7%85.3%
2013Math5th Grade% met std90.9%80.8%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std86.5%68.4%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std88.5%74.3%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std88.8%76.6%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std88.7%76.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std93.8%86.7%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std94.3%89.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std94.8%89.4%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std95.3%90.2%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std95.2%90.0%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std95.2%88.4%
2004Math6th Grade% met std72.1%50.3%
2005Math6th Grade% met std79.7%60.2%
2006Math6th Grade% met std83.5%65.6%
2007Math6th Grade% met std85.1%71.9%
2008Math6th Grade% met std87.6%75.8%
2009Math6th Grade% met std89.0%77.1%
2010Math6th Grade% met std89.6%79.8%
2011Math6th Grade% met std90.3%81.0%
2012Math6th Grade% met std91.6%83.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std86.7%77.1%
2004Reading6th Grade% met std86.5%68.3%
2005Reading6th Grade% met std87.8%70.3%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std87.6%71.9%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std87.0%76.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std89.8%81.7%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std91.9%84.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std91.7%86.1%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std92.0%83.8%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std91.6%84.5%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std91.1%84.1%
2004Math7th Grade% met std71.4%49.8%
2005Math7th Grade% met std78.1%55.4%
2006Math7th Grade% met std81%60.1%
2007Math7th Grade% met std79.2%61.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std83.5%68.2%
2009Math7th Grade% met std88.3%73.1%
2010Math7th Grade% met std87.2%72.6%
2011Math7th Grade% met std87.8%74.3%
2012Math7th Grade% met std90.0%76.4%
2013Math7th Grade% met std83.9%72.6%
2004Reading7th Grade% met std85.6%67.0%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std86.7%67.2%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std86.8%71.1%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std84.6%70.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std90.4%81.2%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std92.9%83.1%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std90.2%81.9%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std92.6%84.0%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std90.6%81.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std92.7%85.0%
2004Math8th Grade% met std62.2%45.8%
2005Math8th Grade% met std72.3%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std76.4%55.0%
2007Math8th Grade% met std77.3%56.7%
2008Math8th Grade% met std79.8%61.8%
2009Math8th Grade% met std85.4%67.2%
2010Math8th Grade% met std84.5%65.4%
2011Math8th Grade% met std84.0%66.1%
2012Math8th Grade% met std86%69.3%
2013Math8th Grade% met std82.1%67.0%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std82.2%63.8%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std85.4%66.4%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std85.2%67%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std83.3%68.4%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std86.8%72.8%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std91.2%81.4%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std90.7%80.3%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std93.0%82.7%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std90.7%80.8%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std90.8%81.0%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$889,422,000$17,252 $890,726,000$17,467 $853,945,000$16,863 
Total Expenditures:$858,194,000$16,646 $863,087,000$16,925 $830,246,000$16,395 
Total Current Expenditures:$760,263,000$14,747 $772,020,000$15,139 $744,619,000$14,704 
Instructional Expenditures:$504,862,000$9,79366.4%$506,984,000$9,94265.7%$475,060,000$9,38163.8%
Student and Staff Support:$74,741,000$1,4509.8%$75,751,000$1,4859.8%$76,474,000$1,51010.3%
Operations, Food, Other:$112,599,000$2,18414.8%$121,845,000$2,38915.8%$130,689,000$2,58117.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$71,887,000$1,394 $64,858,000$1,272 $61,612,000$1,217 
Construction:$67,156,000$1,303 $62,498,000$1,226 $60,193,000$1,189 
Total Other:$6,886,000$134 $6,692,000$131 $6,692,000$132 
Interest on Debt:$15,366,000$298 $14,626,000$287 $12,816,000$253 
Total Salary:$464,975,000$9,019 $465,348,000$9,126 $463,499,000$9,153 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$342,877,000$6,65173.7%$336,685,000$6,60272.4%$331,868,000$6,55371.6%
Other Salary:$122,098,000$2,36826.3%$128,663,000$2,52327.6%$131,631,000$2,59928.4%
Total Benefit:$180,642,000$3,504 $186,563,000$3,659 $161,328,000$3,186 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$135,756,000$2,63375.2%$141,148,000$2,76875.7%$119,119,000$2,35273.8%
Other Benefit:$44,886,000$87124.8%$45,415,000$89124.3%$42,209,000$83326.2%

* Howard County Public Schools was rated 5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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