Indian Head Public School

Find Indian Head 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.


General Smallwood Middle School 4990 Indian Head Highway Indian Head MD 20640 301-743-5422


Henry E. Lackey High School 3000 Chicamuxen Road Indian Head MD 20640 301-743-5431

Indian Head School 4200 Indian Head Highway Indian Head MD 20640 301-743-5454

J.C. Parks Elementary School 3505 Livingston Road Indian Head MD 20640 301-375-7444

Matthew Henson Middle School 3535 Livingston Road Indian Head MD 20640 301-375-8550

About Indian Head Public Schools

Indian Head 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 Indian Head, 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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Indian Head School District

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

Types of Indian Head Public Schools

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

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