Carroll County Public Schools is located near both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. The region can best be characterized as a rural area, rapidly becoming suburban.  Today, over 25,500 students are enrolled in our schools, ranking us as the 10th largest school system in the state of Maryland. The system is governed by the Board of Education which is made up of five elected members and a student representative.

The Carroll County Public School System ranks as one of the top performing school systems in the state of Maryland. Instructional staff are continually recognized at the state and national levels for their performance with numerous awards. The educational programs developed in the Carroll County Public School System are also recognized statewide and nationally for their high standards and innovative approaches. 

Carroll County students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized student assessments. Carroll County also has one of the highest graduation rates and lowest dropout rates in the state. These factors, combined with the success of the outstanding Career and Technology Program, the support of the business community, and the involvement of parents in the county, help Carroll County to produce students who are college and career ready.

Fun Facts
44 Schools
22 Elementary Schools
8 Middle Schools
7 High Schools
7 Special Schools & Centers

 

Enrollment (9/30/2017)
25,290 Total Enrollment
11,087 Elementary
14,203 Secondary

 

Student Race/Ethnicity (9/30/2017)
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 2.8%
Black/African American 3.9%
White 83.5%
Hispanic 6.4%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or More Races 3.1%

 

Student Receiving Special Services
 Free/Reduced Price Lunch​ 20.7%
 Special Education​ 10.7%
Limited English Proficient​ ≤ 5.0%​

 

Attendance Rate (2016-17)​  
Elementary  95.5%​
Middle  ​95.2%
High  94.8%​

 

​  2017 Graduation Rate
​4-Year Adjusted Cohort ≥ 95.0%​

 

Grade 12 Documented Decisions (2015-16)
​4-Year College ​​​50.7%
2-Year College ​ 31.3%​
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Budget Facts
​​Operating Budget (FY2019):     ​$332.1 million (Non-Restricted)
​$19.6 million (Restricted)
​$351.7 million (TOTAL)

 

Local Revenue (FY2019): 

$192.4 million (46.8% of County Revenue)

 

​CCPS per Pupil Expenditure (FY2018)1 : ​$14,251
​State per Pupil Expenditure (FY2018)1 : ​$15,467

 

​CCPS Wealth per Pupil (FY2019):  $511,298
​State Wealth per Pupil (FY 2019): 

​$538,845

 

​Return on Investment2 : ​ $1.44 per $1 in Operational Expenditures
​$1.55 per $1 in Capital Spending

 

1 From "Overview of Maryland Local Governments," Department of Legislative Services, Office of Policy and Analysis (2018).

2 Based on "Carroll County Public School System Economic Study," Business Economic and Community Outreach Network and Salisbury University

 

Student Performance Facts

2018 PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy

Grade Percentage Meeting or Exceeding Standards State Ranking
Grade 3 50.8 5
Grade 4 56.9 3
Grade 5 55.7 3
Grade 6 56.2 2
Grade 7 65.7 1
Grade 8 58.5 2
Grade 10 64.7 2

2018 PARCC Mathematics

Grade Percentage Meeting or Exceeding Standards State Ranking
Grade 3 63.9 3
Grade 4 61.1 1
Grade 5 62.8 1
Grade 6 48.6 2
Grade 7 52.1 1
Grade 8 42.1 1
Algebra I 57.9 1
Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Aligned with our Core Values and Beliefs, the Board of Education and Superintendent have initiated this Strategic Plan. The Board’s Strategic Planning Pillars provide the framework that serves as the focus areas for continuous improvement for the five-year plan.

A broad spectrum of data is utilized in the development of a Strategic Plan that reflects a shared consensus among stakeholders. The Board invested significantly in developing the Strategic Planning Pillars and objectives for the plan. The strategic planning process included extensive outreach with stakeholders invited to participate in focus groups with key stakeholders. The input of community members, parents, employees, business leaders, and students informed the plan. The Strategic Plan is the result of considerable research and represents the shared values and priorities of CCPS community stakeholders.

            SAT Participation and Scores
Graduating Class ​Percent Participating ​Mean Scores ​ ​
EBRWMathematicsTotal
CCPS Class of 201771%5695671136
Maryland62%5345241058
Nation48%5385331070

Staffing Facts - October 2017

  • Total staff: 3,143 (Largest employer in Carroll County)
    • 125.1 staff members per 1000 students (Ranking 20th from the highest of Maryland's 24 School Systems)
  • Teachers: 1,922.2 (61.2% of total staff – Ranking highest of Maryland's 24 School Systems)

76.5 teachers per 1000 students (Ranking 8th from the highest of Maryland's 24 School Systems