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Maryland school districts

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K-12 Education in Maryland
State Superintendent: Lillian Lowery
Number of students: 854,086[1]
Number of teachers: 57,589
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:14.8
Number of school districts: 25
Number of schools: 1,451
Graduation rate: 84%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $13,871[3]
See also
Public education in Maryland
Maryland Department of Education
Maryland school districts
List of school districts in Maryland

Maryland is home to 1,451 schools and 854,086 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, President
    • Dr. Mary Kay Finan, Vice President
    • James H. DeGraffenreidt, Board Member
    • Linda Eberhart, Board Member
    • Dr. S. James Gates, Jr., Board Member
    • Luisa Montero-Diaz, Board Member
    • Sayed Naved, Board Member
    • Madhu Sidhu, Board Member
    • Guffrie M. Smith, Jr., Board Member
    • Donna Hill Staton, Board Member


The following table displays the top ten Maryland school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Montgomery County Public Schools
2.) Prince George's County Public Schools
3.) Baltimore County Public Schools
4.) Baltimore City Public School System
5.) Anne Arundel County Public Schools
6.) Howard County Public Schools
7.) Frederick County Public Schools
8.) Harford County Public Schools
9.) Carroll County Public Schools
10.) Charles County Public Schools


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Maryland.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 42.9%
African American 35.8%
Hispanic 11.5%
Asian 5.9%
American Indian 0.4%
Two or More 3.5%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Maryland school board elections, 2014

A total of 11 Maryland school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 42 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 526,654 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 Maryland School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Calvert County Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 16,795
Carroll County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 27,334
Cecil County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 15,937
Charles County Public Schools 11/4/2014 7 7 26,850
Frederick County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 40,188
Harford County Public Schools 11/4/2014 6 9 38,394
Howard County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 50,994
Montgomery County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 144,023
Prince George's County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 126,662
St. Mary's County Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 17,271
Washington County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 22,206

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