St. Mary's County Department of Education

Find St. Mary's County Maryland departments of education (DOE) and boards of education. Departments of education provide information on K-12 schools, secondary education and high school, and higher education including colleges and universities.


Casey County Department of Education 42539 Kentucky Court Leonardtown MD 20650 606-787-6941


Dorchester County Department of Education 21613 William Howard Way Tall Timbers MD 20690 410-228-4747

Leonardtown Department of Education 23160 Moakley Street Leonardtown MD 20650 205-682-6414

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What are the ESEA Title I and IDEA grants?

The ESEA Title I and IDEA grants are among the largest federal education grant programs. ESEA Title I provides funding to school districts with high numbers of low-income students. IDEA grants provide funding for special education programs.

What are the Common Core Standards?

The Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards for math and language arts, which establish benchmarks for student skills and abilities at each grade level. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) developed the Common Core Standards. Adoption of these standards is voluntary, and forty two states have chosen to adopt the Common Core Standards.

Does the U.S. Department of Education run Head Start?

No. Head Start is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides preschool and other family health services to low-income families.