37 reviews
  1. Ellicott City, MD
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
2,358 responses
Average ACT
28
466 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
Data not available

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

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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.
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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.
Howard County public school system is one of the top school systems in the nation. Schools are located within neighborhoods, which enhances the feeling of community. Teachers are knowledgeable about their curriculum and genuinely care about their students. Test scores are high, as are percentages of students attending college. Students are given every opportunity to succeed. As with any school system, HCPSS is not without its flaws, but the overall education and academic environment is top notch. I currently have two children attending HoCo public schools, and have been very pleased, overall, with the education they are receiving. They will graduate with a diverse and quality education and experiences through clubs and community outreach that will afford them a well-rounded outlook for success.