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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Worcester County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Newark, MD. It has 6,667 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Worcester County Public Schools...
Address
6270 Worcester Highway
Newark, MD 21841
Telephone
(410) 632-5000

Worcester County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
384 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,667
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$111,927,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,142/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$59,458
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$994
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,100
National
$184,700

Worcester County Public Schools Reviews

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The quality of education from this county's school system is better than most surrounding counties. It has allowed me to pursue my interests in science and math and has also granted me access to technology that I could not get in other places. The school is usually clean and the attitude of the students is sub-par. The children are constantly fighting and using illicit substances both during and after classes. There is a definite need to change drug use in the school system and have a more efficient way of preventing this from happening.
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I have gone to Worcester County Public Schools all of my life, and I have been grateful to have been afforded many opportunities during my time here, let it be with sports, extracurricular activities, or academics. I consider myself to have been an active member of my school environment, even serving as Student Representative on the Worcester County Board of Education. The administrators I have built relationships with prove themselves time and time again to be attentive and deeply devoted to the well-being of their students. When I am to come back to my high school in the future, I hope to see a further development of school culture and a greater sense of school pride. I also hope to see a community that continues to be interested in the growth of their young people, as they always have been.
Worcester County is one of the few areas that has limited discipline issues that are controlled, allowing teachers to teach. It's over zealous teacher evaluation pushes teachers to the next level; it's tough, but necessary. The staff and administration within my building holds high standards for students of poverty and are constantly exposing them to innovative practices to prepare them for the world outside of Worcester County. It is a place where you want your children to attend school.