In the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), success is measured one child at a time.
The first goal of the HCPSS is to ensure that each child, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status, will meet the rigorous performance standards that have been established.
The HCPSS Essential Curriculum provides students with a solid academic foundation. Learning outcomes emphasize critical thinking skills as well as content mastery. HCPSS educators are well versed in a spectrum of instructional strategies, which help them address the diverse learning styles of their students.
To support the work of the classroom teacher, the school district works to ensure that curriculum and assessments are aligned, student data is readily accessible, and sufficient resources exist.
Ratio of computers to students: 1:4
Classrooms with Internet access: 99%
Percentage of students who participate in Gifted & Talented programs or classes:
- 43% - Grades K-8
- 39% - Grades 9-12
- 90% continue education beyond high school
- 64% attend four-year colleges or universities