Maryland Schools Ranked #1 Five Years in a Row

Education Week Quality Counts Report

Maryland Schools were ranked #1 for the fifth year in a row in a recent report by Education Week.

Education Week does a “Quality Counts” tally, focusing on six categories but using over 100 indicators, and Maryland’s B+ grade tops the list.

Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia were close behind with B grades.

Education Weekly says the grades are based on:

Chance for Success; K-12 achievement; standards, assessments, and accountability; the teaching profession; school finance; and transitions and alignment. Most of the indicators that appear in Quality Counts are based on original analyses and state-survey data from the EPE Research Center, supplemented by information published by other organizations.

Maryland placed third in 2008, but then took the top spot in 2009, and has remained there for the last five years.

State Superintendent Dr. Lillian M. Lowery said about Maryland Schools,

“Every child, every parent, and every educator in Maryland has the right and expectation to have a world-class school in their neighborhood or where they work,” Dr. Lowery said. “Education Week’s analysis of our work illuminates many positives, but we also know where we need to improve. We’ll use this, and other information, to help make certain we have better classrooms for every student.”

Congratulations to Maryland Schools on their top ranking!

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2 Comments

  • Gene V. Leake says:

    I am a product of the Maryland School system and have always been proud to defend the schools that I have attended in my life time. Probably more than most because of my fathers work in the publishing business and his restless feet during my ear;y school years. First grade at Essex, and second grade at Morrell Par, third to 1/2 year fourth grade at Linthicum Heights, fourth grade to firth grade(3 mos) at Stevensville(Kent County)and the rest of my gramar school years at Westchester Elementarh(Oella).
    Thankfully my High School years were all completed at Catonsville High School, Class of 1937, a school that was second to none and teachers were all topnotch. Although I now reside in Wisconsin, I am a Marylander and proud of it and also a life long Terp Fan

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