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Calvert County Public Schools, Maryland

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Calvert County Public Schools
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Calvert County Public Schools logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Daniel Curry
Graduation rate:91.75 percent[2]
Number of schools:24
Budget: $199.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Eugene "Gene" Karol
Board members:5
Term length:4
Calvert County Public Schools is a school district in Maryland that served 16,323 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] The district's graduation rate held steady around 91 percent from the 2009-2010 school year to the 2012-2013 school year.[2]

About the district

Calvert County Public Schools is located in Calvert County, Maryland
Calvert County Public Schools is based in Prince Frederick, the county seat of Calvert County, Maryland. Calvert County is home to 90,484 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Calvert County Public Schools is the 13th-largest school district in Maryland.


Calvert County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Maryland in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Calvert County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3 percent for Maryland as a whole. The median household income in Calvert County was $92,395 compared to $72,999 for the state of Maryland. The poverty rate in Calvert County was 4.9 percent compared to 9.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Calvert County (%) Maryland (%)
White 82.0 60.8
Black or African American 13.4 30.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 1.5 6.0
Two or More Races 2.6 2.5
Hispanic or Latino 3.1 8.7

Party registration, 2014[4]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 23,750
Democratic 23,461
Unaffiliated 11,826
Other 489
Libertarian 248
Green 134
Total 59,908

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools is Daniel Curry as of July 1, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment on July 1, 2014. Curry previously served as the superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Delaware from 2003 to 2014. He was named the Delaware Superintendent of the Year in 2011.[6]

School board

The Calvert County Board of Education consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member is elected at-large and represents the entire county.

Calvert County Board of Education
Member Term Ends
Eugene "Gene" Karol 2014
Kelly D. McConkey 2016
Joseph R. Chenelly 2016
Tracy H. McGuire 2016
Dawn C. Balinski 2014

School board elections

See also: Calvert County Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats are up for election on November 4, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in November 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:

Time is allocated at each Business Meeting of the Board of Education for members of the public to address the Board on issues of concern. While not required, we ask that you call the Superintendent’s Office in advance of the meeting. This allows us to allocate additional time for public comments when necessary.

On the day of the meeting, you will be asked to sign the sheet on the podium inside the entrance door. If you have hand-outs or written testimony, please bring six (6) copies and give them to the Board assistant upon your arrival. She will distribute them to Board members. When you are called to speak, please state your name for the record and limit your comments to three (3) minutes. If you officially represent an organization, you may speak for five (5) minutes.

To protect individual confidentiality, we ask you not to mention specific students or staff members in your remarks.

Please understand that while the Board of Education values your comments and concerns, it cannot respond to your questions or enter into a discussion with you during a business meeting. The Board will follow-up on the issues you raise, and you will receive a response to your questions.

The Board of Education welcomes written comments at any time. Please address your comments to: Board of Education President Calvert County Public Schools 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

For more information, please call 410-535-7220.


—Calvert County Public Schools website, (2014) [8]


The table below displays the budget for Calvert County Public Schools:[9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $96,585,425 50.2% $24,444,096 12.7% $71,141,507 36.9% $0 0% $415,522 0.2% $192,586,550
2013-2014 $96,589,870 49.3% $25,129,716 12.8% $73,434,265 37.5% $0 0% $828,060 0.4% $195,981,911
2014-2015 $128,377,120 64.3% $24,875,593 12.5% $45,898,582 23% $0 0% $558,572 0.3% $199,709,867
Averages: $107,184,138.33 55% $24,816,468.33 13% $63,491,451.33 32% $0 0% $600,718 0% $196,092,776

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Calvert County Public Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Provisional 38,986 54,878
B.A. 45,046 65,326
MA 48,076 91,406
MA + 30 59,911 95,858
Ph.D. 68,543 104, 581


Teachers in Calvert County Public Schools are represented during negotiations by the Calvert Education Association (CEA). The president of the CEA is Debbie Russ as of June 12, 2014.[11]

Schools in Calvert County Public Schools


The district served 16,323 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 4.3 percent decrease in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 17,052 -
2010 17,006 -0.3
2011 16,795 -1.2
2012 16,553 -1.4
2013 16,323 -1.4

District schools

Calvert County Public Schools operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Calvert County Public Schools
Appeal Elementary School
Barstow Elementary School
Beach Elementary School
Calvert Elementary School
Calvert High School
Calvert Middle School
Career and Technology Academy
Dowell Elementary School
Huntingtown Elementary School
Huntingtown High School
Mill Creek Middle School
Mount Harmony Elementary School
Mutual Elementary School
Northern High School
Northern Middle School
Patuxent Elementary School
Patuxent High School
Plum Point Elementary School
Plum Point Middle School
Saint Leonard Elementary School
Southern Middle School
Sunderland Elementary School
Windy Hill Elementary School
Windy Hill Middle School

Academic performance

The Maryland State Department of Education conducts the Maryland Standard Assessment (MSA) each spring for students in grades three through eight. This test determines proficiency levels in reading and math. The MSA also assesses proficiency in science among students in grades five and eight. Proficiency levels in algebra, biology and English at the high-school level are determined by the Maryland High School Assessment (MHSA). Student performance is broken down into three categories: basic proficiency, proficiency and advanced proficiency. The following tables display the MSA and MHSA results for district students during the 2012-2013 school year:[13]

MSA Scores, 2012-2013[13]
Grade Subject Basic proficiency (%) Proficiency (%) Advanced proficiency (%)
3 Math 8.0 46.3 45.7
3 Reading 9.7 58.7 31.7
4 Math 5.6 29.3 65.1
4 Reading 5.8 52.6 41.6
5 Math 10.0 55.0 35.0
5 Reading 6.2 22.9 70.9
5 Science 14.8 64.9 20.3
6 Math 8.2 51.1 40.7
6 Reading 7.7 38.3 54.0
7 Math 9.2 61.1 29.7
7 Reading 7.5 32.7 59.7
8 Math 14.3 46.4 39.2
8 Reading 10.2 30.0 59.9
8 Science 13.2 76.5 10.4

MHSA Scores, 2012-2013[13]
Grade Subject Basic proficiency (%) Proficiency (%) Advanced proficiency (%)
High school Algebra 3.3 54.5 42.2
High school Biology 2.7 55.2 42.1
High school English 5.0 54.9 40.1

Contact information

Calvert County Public Schools logo.jpg
Calvert County Public Schools
1305 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: (410) 535-1700

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