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Charles County Public Schools is a public school district located in La Plata, MD. It has 26,307 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
5980 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD 20646
Telephone
(301) 932-6610
Website

Charles County Public Schools Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
878 responses
Average ACT
22
522 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,307
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,758
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$393,920,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,720/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%

Charles County Public Schools Reviews

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Charles County Public School System is a constant changing educational system that does not appeal to modern day teaching and refuses to stay as technologically advanced as surrounding counties. The greatest concern that myself as well as many other students and also parents is the Educators themselves. Our Educators get tiresome of the curriculum that the state has introduced and have very habitual within their teaching habits. Also, Charles County Public Schools seems to not extensively check on who they decide to hire because the School System has had several complaints of discrimination and other criminal acts performed by the teachers.
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As a parent, since enrolling my daughter in public schools 4 years ago from private schools in Washington, DC., I've noticed that the teachers are more attentive than the schools in urban areas. Overall, I would say the teachers and administrators are dedicated to the education and well being of their students. Like all districts we have had some issues with teachers abusing their authority but we as a community have moved forward and are helping our children grow and flourish in spite of the circumstances. The superintendent is very vocal and communicates quickly when issues arise, not only with the problem but with a solution as to how it will be handled. My only disparaging remark is about school lunches. My child hasn't had a nutritional meal since attending public schools in Charles County. We really need to do better with providing healthier alternatives for our children. For some it may be the only meal they receive daily.
The schools are nice and the teachers are too. The sports programs could be better. The school is still building the athletic programs. I think they should hire coaches who are not teachers to help out with the athletic programs. The county should bring back the activity buses. This was good for students who stayed after school for sports. Many kids do not participate in afterschool activities because there is no transportation to get them home. Many parents work in the city so picking them up is a challenge. The lunches could be way better too, they got better from previous years but still aren't that good. Also most teachers are great and care about the students while some could use improvement. We have good parent involvement in the school which is needed in my opinion.