Lanham Public School

Find Lanham 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.


Catherine T Reed Elementary School 9501 Greenbelt Road Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8716


Duval High School 9880 Good Luck Road Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8600

Howard B Owens Science Center 9601 Greenbelt Road Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8750

Judge Sylvania W Woods Senior Elementary School 3000 Church Street Lanham MD 20706 301-925-2840

Magnolia Elementary School 8400 Nightingale Drive Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8770

Robert Goddard French Immersion School 9850 Good Luck Road Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8660

Robert Goddard Montessori School 9850 Good Luck Road Lanham MD 20706 301-918-3515

Thomas Johnson Middle School 5401 Barker Pl Lanham MD 20706 301-918-8680

Turning Point Alter High School 7800 Good Luck Rd Lanham MD 20706 301-552-0164

About Lanham Public Schools

Lanham 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 Lanham, 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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Lanham School District

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

Types of Lanham Public Schools

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

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