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Garrett County is a school district in Maryland.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Maryland school district websites

This website was most recently evaluated Aug 20, 2012.

The good

  • Current operating budget summaries [1] and the most recently adopted budget [2] are posted.
  • Board members contact information is posted.[3]
  • Meeting minutes [4] and agendas [5] are available.
  • Administrative contact information is available. [6]
  • Teacher and Employee contracts are posted. [7]

The bad

  • Academic performance information is not available.
  • Vendor contract information is not available.
  • Information is not available regarding accessing public records.
  • Information is not available regarding background checks.
  • Audit information is not available.

Board of education

Below is a list of current Member of the Garrett County Board of Education:[8]

Member Term
Rodney L. Durst, Vice President 2014
Donald D. Forrester 2014
Thomas A. Carr 2014
Cynthia Downton 2012
Charlotte A. Sebold, President 2012
Elizabeth Sines, Student Member 2012
Dr. Janet Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer, Superintendent 2010

Dr. Janet Wilson serves as Superintendent of Schools.

Teacher contracts

Employee negotiated contracts for 2012-2015 are posted. [9]

School budget

Academic performance

Maryland measures academic progress each year by administering the Maryland School Assessment, the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities), and the Maryland High School Assessments.[10]

HSA performance

The chart below details the percentage passing the following subjects:[11]

Grade Overall Algebra Biology English Government
Grade 12 100% 91.5% 90.7% 88.1% 90.9%
Grade 11 92.2% 90.4% 92.1% 83.1% 88.6%
Grade 10 87.7% 88.6% 87.1% 77.9% 82.2%

MSA performance

The chart below details the percentage passing the following subjects:[11]

Grade Math Reading Science
Grade 8 71.2% 76% 77.6%
Grade 7 87% 88.8% -
Grade 6 76% 85.7% -
Grade 5 82.5% 94.3% 71.8%
Grade 4 87.5% 85.3% -
Grade 3 80.3% 84.6% -


School choice

All schools associated with Board of Education, Garrett County are "non-charter schools."[12]

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