December Gifted and Talented Ensemble Performances

All are invited to attend our free Gifted and Talented ensemble performances taking place during the month of December.

High School Gifted and Talented Research Program Information Nights

Parents and students may attend any of the information nights to learn more about taking part in the HCPSS G/T Independent Research or G/T Intern/Mentor programs.

HCPSS Ranked Maryland’s Best School System

The Howard County Public School System has been ranked the top public school district in the state of Maryland for 2016, according to a report released this week by, an education and community analysis firm.

HCPSS Seeks Additional Members for Elementary Curricular Advisory Committee (ECAC)

The committee focuses on programs and initiatives at the elementary school level and serves to establish and maintain positive partnerships among families, the community and HCPSS.

Thankful for You

Over on the Superintendent’s Corner, Dr. Foose reflects on a remarkable year and gives thanks for the dedication of all our staff members, parents and community partners.

Spotlight-After School at the Hill

Students gain confidence during After School at the Hill, a drama program at Murray Hill Middle School.

Vision 2018

Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation


  • 76 schools
  • 52,511 students
  • 8,136 staff

93% of all HCPSS Students graduate.

85% of all HCPSS Students attend college after graduating.