Top Elementary and Middle Schools in Maryland

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

For many buyers, particularly those with school age children, the quality of the local schools is one of the most important factors in choosing a home.  Of course, school rankings change from year to year. Schools make the top 10 list on year and then slip in ranking the next.  Even when schools change their ranking, they still typically remain relatively highly rated and provide a good education for their students. 

Even buyers who don't have school age children frequently choose a home based on the quality of the local schools because those homes tend to hold their value better and sell for more than those in less desirable school districts with lower student performances.

Many elementary and middle schools in Maryland are included among the best in the country, according to new rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Montgomery County dominated the rankings, with showing from Baltimore and Howard county schools, too.  The 2024 Best Elementary and Middle School rankings are based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education, focusing on student proficiency in core subject areas.

The top 10 elementary schools in Maryland are:

 
  1. Cold Spring Elementary, Potomac, Montgomery County Public Schools
  2. Westbrook Elementary, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools
  3. Travilah Elementary, North Potomac, Montgomery County Public Schools
  4. Seven Locks Elementary, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools
  5. Wayside Elementary, Potomac, Montgomery County Public Schools
  6. Chevy Chase Elementary, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County Public Schools
  7. Bannockburn Elementary, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools
  8. Pinewood Elementary, Timonium, Baltimore County Public Schools
  9. Centennial Lane Elementary, Ellicott City, Howard County Public Schools
  10. Bradley Hills Elementary, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools

The top 10 middle schools in Maryland are:

  1. Clarksville Middle, Clarksville, Howard County Public Schools
  2. Herbert Hoover Middle, Potomac, Montgomery County Public Schools
  3. Thomas W. Pyle Middle, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools
  4. Burleigh Manor Middle, Ellicott City, Howard County Public Schools
  5. Folly Quarter Middle, Ellicott City, Howard County Public Schools
  6. North Bethesda Middle, Bethesda, Montgomery County Public Schools
  7. Robert Frost Middle, Rockville, Montgomery County Public Schools
  8. Cabin John Middle, Potomac, Montgomery County Public Schools
  9. Chesapeake Charter School, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County Public Schools
  10. Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring, Montgomery County Public Schools

 

If these schools sound like they match with your wants and needs, then we just need to find the right house in your school district. Please reach out to me at 240-401-5577 or email me at lise@lisehowe.com to set up a time to talk.  

Comments (5)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lise... your post reminded me I'm due to update my annual posts on top schools in the Charlotte region for 2024. Maybe next month...

Nov 21, 2023 07:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lisa and buyers are lucky that you have a list to share with them.  Had snow at the tunnel on I-70 and snow on Rabbit Ears pass driving up to the cabin for the week.

 

Nov 21, 2023 10:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good report to share with families on the move.

The quality of the local schools should be a concern of every resident.

Nov 21, 2023 10:10 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great detailed research on the schools, you clearly are saving time for young parents, Endre

Nov 21, 2023 11:21 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Elementary and Middle School are such formative years, it makes me happy to know that kids are getting a good education.

Nov 22, 2023 04:13 AM