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News Highlights

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MSDE Releases 2017-2018 School Report Cards

Ratings for HCPSS comprehensive schools range from three to five stars, with 31 schools receiving five stars, 36 schools with four stars, and 6 schools with three stars.

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Class of 2019 Graduation Window Announced

Commencement ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion between May 20–31, 2019. Specific dates and times will be released in the spring.

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Working to End the Stigma Around Free and Reduced Meals

HCPSS Superintendent Michael Martirano and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball teamed to encourage eligible families to take advantage of supports benefitting their children, including the FARMS program.

Learn more about the program  →

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    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent