Oyster Gardeners at Dunloggin Middle School

Students at Dunloggin Middle School learn about marine life by studying oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

HCPSS Class of 2015 Excels on the SAT

Students in the Howard County Public School System continue to excel in performance on the SAT, a widely accepted measure of college readiness, according to data released today by The College Board.

HCPSS Receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

HCPSS received a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) in recognition of the school system’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Howard County’s Stephanie Geddie Selected as Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist

Laurel Woods Elementary School teacher Stephanie Geddie this morning was named one of seven finalists for the Maryland State Department of Education 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.

Howard County Superintendent Named a 2015 Innovator of the Year

Superintendent Foose has been named a 2015 Innovator of the Year by Maryland’s The Daily Record. She is the only school system leader to be honored this year. This is her second Innovator of the Year award.

August Superintendent Recognitions

Superintendent Foose proudly recognized the achievements of several staff members during the August Board of Education meeting.

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.