Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools
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Baltimore County Public Schools is the school district in charge of all public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The nation's 25th largest school system as of 2005,[1] it is managed by the Board of Education, headquartered in Towson. The Superintendent is Dr. Joe A. Hairston.



All areas in Baltimore County are unincorporated; as there are no incorporated cities in Baltimore County, all place names are neighborhoods, and have no legal jurisdiction over their areas.

Elementary Schools

  • Arbutus Elementary School
  • Baltimore Highlands Elementary School
  • Battle Grove Elementary School
  • Bear Creek Elementary School
  • Bedford Elementary School
  • Berkshire Elementary School
  • Carney Elementary School
  • Carroll Manor Elementary School
  • Catonsville Elementary School
  • Cedarmere Elementary School
  • Chadwick Elementary School
  • Chapel Hill Elementary School
  • Charlesmont Elementary School
  • Chase Elementary School
  • Chatsworth School
  • Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School
  • Church Lane Elementary Technology
  • Colgate Elementary School
  • Cromwell Valley Elementary Magnet School
  • Deep Creek Elementary School
  • Deer Park Elementary School
  • Dogwood Elementary School
  • Dundalk Elementary School
  • Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet School
  • Edgemere Elementary School
  • Edmondson Heights Elementary School
  • Elmwood Elementary School
  • Essex Elementary School
  • Featherbed Lane Elementary School
  • Fifth District Elementary School
  • Fort Garrison Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Fullerton Elementary School
  • Glenmar Elementary School
  • Glyndon Elementary School
  • Grange Elementary School
  • Gunpowder Elementary School
  • Halethorpe Elementary School
  • Halstead Academy
  • Hampton Elementary School
  • Harford Hills Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Hebbville Elementary School
  • Hernwood Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Jacksonville Elementary School
  • Johnnycake Elementary School
  • Joppa View Elementary School
  • Kingsville Elementary School
  • Lansdowne Elementary School
  • Logan Elementary School
  • Lutherville Laboratory
  • Mars Estates Elementary School
  • Martin Boulevard Elementary School
  • McCormick Elementary School
  • Middleborough Elementary School
  • Middlesex Elementary School
  • Milbrook Elementary School
  • New Town Elementary School
  • Norwood Elementary School
  • Oakleigh Elementary School
  • Oliver Beach Elementary School
  • Orems Elementary School
  • Owings Mills Elementary School
  • Padonia International Elementary School
  • Perry Hall Elementary School
  • Pine Grove Elementary School
  • Pinewood Elementary School
  • Pleasant Plains Elementary School
  • Pot Spring Elementary School
  • Powhatan Elementary School
  • Prettyboy Elementary School
  • Randallstown Elementary School
  • Red House Run Elementary School
  • Reisterstown Elementary School
  • Relay Elementary School
  • Riderwood Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Rodgers Forge Elementary School
  • Sandalwood Elementary School
  • Sandy Plains Elementary School
  • Scotts Branch Elementary School
  • Seneca Elementary School
  • Seven Oaks Elementary School
  • Seventh District Elementary School
  • Shady Spring Elementary School
  • Sparks Elementary School
  • Stoneleigh Elementary School
  • Summit Park Elementary School
  • Sussex Elementary School
  • Timber Grove Elementary School
  • Timonium Elementary School
  • Victory Villa Elementary School
  • Villa Cresta Elementary School
  • Vincent Farm Elementary School
  • Warren Elementary School
  • Wellwood International School (formerly Wellwood Elementary School)
  • Westchester Elementary School
  • Westowne Elementary School
  • West Towson Elementary School
  • Winand Elementary School
  • Winfield Elementary School
  • Woodbridge Elementary School
  • Woodholme Elementary School
  • Woodmoor Elementary School

Middle Schools

In the mid-1980s, Baltimore County shifted the grades in the intermediate-level schools. Until this time, the schools were called "junior high schools" and had grades 7-9. The 9th grade was moved into the high school and the 6th grade was moved in from nearby elementary schools, creating the current "middle school" model with grades 6-8.

  • Arbutus Middle School
  • Bridge Center
  • Catonsville Middle School
  • Cockeysville Middle School
  • Deep Creek Magnet Middle School
  • Deer Park Middle Magnet School
  • Dumbarton Middle School
  • Dundalk Middle School
  • Franklin Middle School
  • General John Stricker Middle School
  • Golden Ring Middle School
  • Hereford Middle School
  • Holabird Middle School
  • Lansdowne Middle School
  • Loch Raven Technical Academy
  • Meadowwood Education Center
  • Middle River Middle School
  • Old Court Middle School
  • Parkville Middle and Center of Technology
  • Perry Hall Middle School
  • Pikesville Middle School
  • Pine Grove Middle School
  • Ridgely Middle School
  • Rosedale Center Middle School
  • Southwest Academy
  • Sparrows Point Middle School
  • Stemmers Run Middle School
  • Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
  • Windsor Mill Middle School
  • Woodlawn Middle School

High Schools

Pure magnet schools

These schools have no attendance boundaries (except for Carver Center). Students attend these schools as full-time students, or part-time as a supplement to a student's core high school.

Specialty Schools

  • Battle Monument
  • Bridge Center
  • Campfield Early Childhood Center
  • Imagine Discovery Public Charter School
  • Maiden Choice School
  • R.I.C.A. Catonsville Education Center
  • Ridge Ruxton School
  • Rosedale Center Middle and High School
  • White Oak School


In 1978, due to a dip in enrollment projections the elimination of six elementary schools and the repurposing of two middle schools was proposed by the board and eventually implemented by then superintendent Robert Y. Dubel despite significant public objection . At the January 11, 1978 board meeting: Dundalk, Gray Manor, Inverness, Lutherville, Parkville, and Towson elementary schools were proposed to be closed; Eastwood and Ruxton elementary schools proposed to be repurposed as special education facilities; and Towsontown Junior to be repurposed as Central Vocational-Technical Center.[2]

Overcrowding in some elementary schools due to population growth became an issue in 2007, particularly at four elementary schools in the Towson area — Hampton, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, and Stoneleigh — which were said to have 451 more children than their 1,665-pupil capacity.[3] In December 2007, a parents' advocacy group, Towson Families United, called for construction of a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding, with the group threatening a demonstration near the courthouse office of Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith, Jr..[4] On May 6, 2008, the School Board announced that a new school would open in 2010 near the existing Ridge Ruxton School on Charles Street.[4]


  1. ^ 100 largest school districts, by enrollment size, United States Department of Education (2004-05 school year)
  2. ^ Robert Y Dubel; Robert V Barton Jr The Sun (1837-1985); Dec 23, 1978; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Baltimore Sun (1837-1985) pg. A18
  3. ^ Gina Davis (2008-05-04). "Towson's Crowded Schools". The Baltimore Sun. 
  4. ^ a b Gina Davis (2008-05-12). "Homework brings results". The Baltimore Sun. 

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