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2024 Best Public Schools in Columbia

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  1. #10 Best Public High Schools in Maryland.

    Centennial High School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    379 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Going to Centennial High School has generally been a great experience for me, and I feel lucky to attend a high school with such a diverse population! I praise this school for its great college prep,...Unfortunately, Centennial is in dire need of a renovation, and most students here can agree that the lack of windows throughout the building makes an average school day kind of depressing. However, as a student who enjoys participating in performing arts, I must say that Centennial High School’s arts programs are outstanding. We have some of the best arts teachers who are passionate...As far as the administration, I think they are generally very nice, but I know that there have been some concerns about their rules and ways of going about issues.Overall, Centennial is a great school..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,377,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public Middle Schools in Maryland.

    Burleigh Manor Middle School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    6-8,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Words I would use to describe the good side of my experience/ what I have noticed about Burleigh (not just super personal but more tied to the school) -Valuable, Challenging, Safe, Loving, Academic, Compelling, and BriskPros: -Pushes you to do and be better-Has lots of good/chill teachers-Don't worry too much if you have a hard time as a person making friends. People at first here may be intimidating because of competitiveness, but I've made friends over academics and association and...-Diverse-Lunch choices are nice/fineCons: -In my experience, I have only had or felt 2 bad experiences with 2 teachers. One of them was just a little too over rigorous (in ways that weren't academic but unreasonably meticulous at times......-They need to add mirrors in the girl's bathroom and add new durable curtains to the changing room. (When I was there I noticed this)All the best!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 785,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  3. #18 Best Public Elementary Schools in Maryland.

    Clarksville Elementary School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    K-5,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I was a student starting in 2016. The school is well-funded, clean, and I have many fond memories of it. However, it was a very unsupportive environment for me as a gifted student with learning...Its high funding makes up for this in many ways, the music and art programs are stellar, and I had access to many new oppertunites there. Certainly an excellent school for a specific kind of student,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  4. #81 Best Public Elementary Schools in Maryland.

    Atholton Elementary School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    PK, K-5,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I love our school. From the principal to our custodial team, we have an amazing group of people that really care for the students and our community. We’ve been here for 3 years and I couldn’t have picked a better school. The general education teachers work closely with the special education team. Together they make such amazing objectives to make the best opportunity for growth in our children. I love, love, love our school and the community we live in. It’s not the most diverse school but the diversity that we have at the school really encourages relationships and community..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 474,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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