Happy Thanksgiving!

HCPSS schools and offices are closed November 26 and November 27.

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.

HCPSS Highlights Its Telehealth Program for Elected Officials

Telehealth helps increase attendance and academic achievement while providing quality school-based care. By calling into virtual checkups, parents and their children can miss less work and classroom time.

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.