Essex Public School

Find Essex 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.


Chesapeake High School 1801 Turkey Point Road Essex MD 21221 410-887-0100


Deep Creek Middle School 1000 South Marlyn Avenue Essex MD 21221 410-887-0112

Eastern Technical High School 1100 Mace Avenue Essex MD 21221 410-887-0190

Essex Elementary School 100 Mace Avenue Essex MD 21221 410-887-0117

Kenwood High School Ib And Sports Science 501 Stemmers Run Road Essex MD 21221 410-887-0153

Middleborough Elementary School 313 West Road Essex MD 21221 410-887-0160

Middlesex Elementary School 142 Bennett Road Essex MD 21221 410-887-0170

Orems Elementary School 711 Highvilla Road Essex MD 21221 410-887-0172

Sandalwood Elementary School 900 South Marlyn Avenue Essex MD 21221 410-887-0174

About Essex Public Schools

Essex 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 Essex, 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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  • Admissions policies and enrollment
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Essex School District

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

Types of Essex Public Schools

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

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