Public Schools in Howard County get an A+

Public Schools in Howard County get an A+

Potential transplants to the Maryland region that have Public Schools as their top priority in their home search, are reading the news. Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County rank in the top 10 areas for education in the entire USA!

Ellicott City comes in at #3 and Columbia at #8 for suburbs with the best school systems in a recent national analysis. Towson, MD came in at #9 which means the state of Maryland has three locations receiving this very high consideration!

Ellicott City.

“Ellicott City is the first of three suburbs in Maryland to appear on our list, and it’s no wonder why. It has a beautiful historic downtown filled with charming shops and restaurants, it’s one of the most affluent communities in the area, oh, and it has some of the best schools in the country.

It seems to be largely because of Ellicott City’s affluence that its schools are doing so well. Out of all the places we looked at, this city ranked No. 6 for the money it spent per student, and with a score of nine out of 10 from, these students are putting that money to good use, earning some of the highest test scores in the country.”


“Another wealthy suburb in Howard County, it’s no surprise that Columbia also ranked well for the amount spent on each student ($16,925; the same amount spent in Ellicott City). But where Columbia really got top marks was for its low student-teacher ratio of just 13 to 1.

With such individual attention and good funding, Columbia students have one of the best high school graduation rates in the country:94 percent, where the average of all the places we looked at was 85 percent.”

The study considered:

  • Student/teacher ratio
  • Money spent per student
  • High school graduation rate
  • rating

Other recent ranking with high praise for our area include:

Maryland ranks as the #1 state for millionaires in the country.The Columbia/Ellicott City area (in Howard County) is named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live.Ellicott City, MD named as one of the Top 10 Cities in the country for young families.Catonsville, MD named one of Top 10 cities for families.

Another Howard County area, Clarksville is recognized as a Super Zip area.
No wonder people move from all over the country (and the world) to live in our part of Maryland!
Even if you already live here – it is always a good idea to know what homes are selling for in your area since selling prices affect your home’s value as well!

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