Howard County Public School System

Many Howard County home buyers report that the school system’s reputation for excellence was a big factor in their decision to call the area home. The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is nationally recognized as a leader in teaching and learning and ranks. In 2015, 11 of the 13 high schools ranked as a gold, silver or bronze medal school in U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings. The HCPSS curriculum is written by Howard County teachers to give students an advanced edge for tomorrow’s global environment. The district has almost 54,000 students enrolled in its 76 schools throughout the county.

Howard County Schools of Our Featured Communities

Elementary Schools
Bushy Park Elementary-Serves students from Glenwood, Glenelg, West Friendship, Woodbine
Centennial Lane Elementary-Elliott City
Clarksville Elementary-Clarksville
Dayton Oaks Elementary-Dayton, Fulton and Glenelg
Lisbon Elementary School-Lisbon, Mt. Airy and Woodbine
Manor Woods Elementary School—Elliott City and West Friendship
St. John’s Lane—Elliott City
Triadelphia Ridge—Elliott City, Glenelg, West Friendship
Waverley—Elliott City
West Friendship—Marriottsville, West Friendship (A handful of Sykesville-Howard County side)
Worthington—Elliott City


Middle Schools
Bonnie Branch-Serves students from Elliott City
Burleigh Manor—Elliott City
Dunloggin-Ellicott City
Ellicott Mills-Ellicott City
Folly Quarter—Dayton, Elliott City, Glenelg, West Friendship ( A handful of Glenwood.)
Glenwood Middle- Mt. Airy, Glenwood, Lisbon, Woodbine
Lime Kiln Middle—Clarksville, Dayton, Fulton
Mount View Middle- Marriottsville, West Friendship (A handful of Sykesville-Howard County side.)
Patapsco Middle School-Ellicott City


High Schools
Atholton-Serves students from Columbia, Clarksville
Centennial-Ellicott City
Glenelg-Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, Lisbon, Mt. Airy, West Friendship, Woodbine
Hammond – Columbia
Howard – Ellicott City, Columbia
Long Reach – Columbia
Marriotts Ridge- Marriottsville, West Friendship (A handful of Sykesville-Howard County side.)
Mt. Hebron – Ellicott City
Oakland Mills – Columbia
Reservoir – Fulton
River Hill – Clarksville, Fulton, Elliott City
Wilde Lake – Columbia
Applications and Research Lab (ARL) – Career Technology High School for Howard County Schools. All students in HCPSS are open to enroll.

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