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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Harford County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Bel Air, MD. It has 37,448 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Telephone
(410) 838-7300
Website

Harford County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
1,656 responses
Average ACT
27
212 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
37,448
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,307
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$550,318,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,233/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%

Harford County Public Schools Reviews

51 reviews
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Overall, I loved the experience of being in Harford County Public Schools. Many of the students and faculty throughout all schools are supportive and kind to one another. There are times when schools throughout HCPS get to together to support each other in big events like state championships. The entirety of HCPS has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and makes it one of the best counties to go to school!
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In my experience, HCPS has been a good provider of education throughout the years. They have very good teachers and the sports activities are very fun and exciting. I recommend HCPS!
Overall it is very good. The teachers have all different types of personalities so it really depends on what you look for in a teacher wether you like them or not. Cafeteria food is like all other underfunded public schools. Girls bathrooms only have 3 stalls while the guys have 5 urinals and 3 stalls so that sucks. We only have one cop who is smaller than me..im 5’4 and 110 pounds... Many many school clubs and sports games and activities and such, plenty to get involved in. Dress code policy is straight up bs. The guidance counselors are very very helpful, nice, and involved with all their students.