District Heights MD Public School

Find District 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.


Andrew Jackson Academy 3500 Regency Parkway District Heights MD 20747 301-817-0310


Concord Elementary School 2004 Concord Lane District Heights MD 20747 301-817-0488

District Heights Elementary School 2200 County Road District Heights MD 20747 301-817-0484

Forestville High School 7001 Beltz Drive District Heights MD 20747 301-817-0400

Francis Scott Key Elementary School 2301 Scott Key Drive District Heights MD 20747 301-817-7970

Thomas Claggett Elementary School 2001 Addison Road South District Heights MD 20747 301-499-7050

About District Heights Public Schools

District 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 District 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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District Heights School District

District Heights Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. District 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 District Heights school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of District Heights Public Schools

District Heights Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. District 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. District Heights Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. District 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 District Heights

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. District 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. District 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.