Capitol Heights Public School

Find Capitol Heights Maryland public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Capitol Heights Elementary School 601 Suffolk Avenue Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-817-0494


Carmody Hills Elementary School 401 Jadeleaf Avenue Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-808-8180

Central High School 200 Cabin Branch Road Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-499-7080

Doswell E Brooks Elementary School 1301 Brooke Road Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-817-0480

Fairmont Heights High School 1401 Nye Street Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-925-1360

HW Wheatley Early Childhood Center 8801 Ritchie Drive Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-808-8100

John H Bayne Elementary School 7010 Walker Mill Road Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-499-7020

Robert R Gray Elementary School 4949 Addison Road Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-636-8400

Seat Pleasant Elementary School 6411 G Street Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-925-2330

Walker Mill Middle School 800 Karen Boulevard Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-808-4055

William W. Hall Academy 5200 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights MD 20743 301-817-2933

About Capitol Heights Public Schools

Capitol Heights Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Capitol Heights, MD. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Maryland, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Capitol Heights School District

Capitol Heights Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Capitol Heights school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Prince George's County district. While the Maryland State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Capitol Heights school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Capitol Heights Public Schools

Capitol Heights Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Capitol Heights Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Capitol Heights Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Capitol Heights High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Capitol Heights

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Capitol Heights Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Capitol Heights Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.