A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
10910 Route 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Telephone
(410) 313-6600
Website

Howard County Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1230
2,366 responses
Average ACT
28
467 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,685
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,909
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$902,049,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,329/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%

Howard County Public Schools Reviews

43 reviews
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The Howard County Public School system was a fantastic change for me. I lived in St. Louis, Missouri previously and my grades were terrible; I was not given the resources to succeed. When I moved here, I brought my GPA from a 1.95 average to a 3.5! The teachers care about your wellbeing and whether or not you are TRULY learning in their class. The parents are so much more involved, and the students actually care about school themselves. My one complaint were the food options at the cafeterias, other than that, I had an absolutely great experience attending a HCPSS school!
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Best schools are in howard county, they provide everything for students! From pencils and papers to laptops. In the community college they offer alot more classes than any other community college. Its amazing how professors and teachers are helping students, not just academically, but also personally.
Going to school in Howard County is fascinating and interesting. At times, yes, there are some students and teachers who might test your patience, but it is only for a while. Due to the fact that all the other teachers, students, and activities make up for the downsides. Howard County Public Schools are connected and are like a unit, collaborating together to get the most possible fulfilling education to provide to the students. There are different events occurring, whether through sport activities, competitions, academic events; there is never nothing to do in the Howard County Public School System. HCPSS really emphasizes the importance of academic education, so there might be days where the students are in school while other students in other counties are not, but that just adds to the reasons why HCPSS is different from others.