2017 Best Public Elementary Schools in Baltimore Metro

The 2017 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.
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  1. 1
    Parent:Their GT programs are amazing, teachers are extraordinarily hardworking and disciplined. There is no racism whatsoever. We send our kids to school with a peace of mind.
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  2. 5

    West Friendship Elementary School

    • West Friendship, MD
    • 3 reviews
    Parent:We were pleasantly surprised by WFES when we moved to HOCO. Our child is happy here. The teachers are excellent, they along with the staff and admin are very approachable and responsive. Class sizes are generally small, so the teachers can give individual attention to the kids based on their respective ability. PTA does quite a few events to build a community throughout the year. Our child has made several good friends here. Overall, we have had a very positive Elementary School experience at WFES!
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  3. 7

    Centennial Lane Elementary School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 3 reviews
    Parent:I have 1 child currentry enrolled here and 1 who attended K-5 recently. The teachers are excellent and have always listened to my concerns. Both of my children have had a great experience and love going to this school.
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  4. 8

    Manor Woods Elementary School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 1 review
    Parent:We moved from NJ last fall, and this school has been fantastic with all aspects of kids development. Very courteous admin staff and very competitive teaching staff . Orchestra is awesome too....lots of good, after school clubs. The kids felt right at home and the parenting volunteers are also in abundance. Could not have asked for a better school....
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  5. 9

    Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 1 review
    Parent:Most amazing school in Howard County. Staff is firm, empathetic, kind, caring and well versed in their task - educating our children!
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  6. 10

    Hollifield Station Elementary School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 2 reviews
    Parent:Love the teachers at this school! They not only teach but support the children emotionally too! I will be staying in this school district.
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  7. 15

    Ilchester Elementary School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 1 review
    Parent:IES is a nurturing learning community that spring boards students into middle school ready to succeed!
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    Parent:The teachers are enthusiastic and hands-on. They know all of the student families. The principal is the sweetest, most energetic and creative principal. She knows everyone and genuinely cares about each student and teacher. It is a real community. There is a lot of hard work for all levels, and there might be a bit too much stress, especially for younger kids. But, on the other hand, this accelerated pace means the kids can take on complex subjects and excel.
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    Waterloo Elementary School

    • Columbia, MD
    • 1 review
    Parent:Stellar teachers and principal, very dedicated and enthusiastic. Students who need assistance obtain it readily. Excellent communication with parents. Very diverse student body. Involved parents.
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  10. 19

    Rockburn Elementary School

    • Elkridge, MD
    • 2 reviews
    Parent:Rockburn is an excellent school, with teachers and staff dedicated to helping students thrive and enjoy learning.
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