Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Garrett County Public Schools


Garrett County's public school system is consistently ranked as one of the best in Maryland. Class sizes remain small, with excellent student-teacher ratios. Programs that stress career development and community partnerships are introduced as early as elementary school.
According to the Maryland State Department of Education, Garrett County:
Outperforms the State and the Nation in:
  • ACT results for Math, English, Reading, Science, and Composites
  • SAT results for Reading
  • Outperforms tthe State in SAT results for Writing
  • Of the 24 State jurisdictions, ranks:
  • #1 in the percentage of treachers holding advanced professional certifications
  • #1 in ACT Reading Mean Score
  • #1 in ACT Science Mean Score
  • #1 (ties with Howard County) in ACT English Mean Score
  • #1 (ties with Howard County) in ACT Composite Mean Score
  • #2 (ties with Carroll, Harford, and Montgomery Counties) in ACT Math Mean Score
  • #4 highest graduation rate (4-year cohort)
  • #5 lowest drop out rate (4-year cohort)
  • #8 in SAT Critical Reading Mean Score
  • #9 in SAT Writing Mean Score
  • #10 in SAT Composite Mean Score
  • #12 in SAT Math Mean Score
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