Cecil County Department of Education

Find Cecil County Maryland departments of education (DOE) and boards of education. Departments of education provide information on K-12 schools, secondary education and high school, and higher education including colleges and universities.


Carbondale Department of Education 201 Booth Street Elkton MD 21921 570-282-4660


Dunellen Boro Department of Education 358 East Kanawha Drive Rising Sun MD 21911 732-968-3226

Elkton MD Department of Education 7 Shannon Drive Elkton MD 21921 410-651-2285

Elkton Maryland Department of Education 806 South Main Street North East MD 21901 410-651-1616

Smalley Department of Education 1100 Ebenezer Church Road Rising Sun MD 21911 732-271-2838

Somers Point Department of Education 205 Airport Road Elkton MD 21921 609-927-2053

About Cecil County Departments of Education

The Cecil County Department of Education is a Maryland state or federal agency whose mission is to provide leadership, develop policy, and disseminate funding, information, and other resources in support of student achievement in Cecil County, MD. While the missions of Maryland Departments of Education are similar to the federal Department of Education, state Departments of Education play a substantially different role in achieving their missions.

You may contact the Department of Education for questions about:
  • Cecil County public school system
  • Public school education programs
  • Cecil County school districts
  • Student loans and financial aid
  • School curriculum and tests
  • Cecil County school superintendents
US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is a cabinet-level department headed by the Secretary of Education. Unlike most Maryland Departments of Education, the scope of the U.S. Department of Education extends beyond Cecil County secondary school to include post-secondary education. It primarily influences education at the Maryland and local Cecil County level through the distribution of grants and by setting the conditions and requirements to qualify for federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education awards education block grants to states without an application process, which are based on student demographic and other factors. The largest of these grant programs are Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Education Grants

The U.S. Department of Education also awards competitive grants in Cecil County. Examples of these grants include the School Improvement Grants program, which helps states turn around their most underperforming schools, and the Teacher Incentive Fund, which helps Cecil County school districts develop performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems. The U.S. Department of Education supports post-secondary education primarily through the Pell Grant program, a tuition assistance initiative for low-income students in Cecil County.

Maryland Department of Education

The Maryland Department of Education is responsible for distributing federal education funds and state aid to local Cecil County school districts, serving as the administrative arm of the State Board of Education, managing technical high school systems, and operating schools for the blind, deaf, and disabled. Performance standards, curriculum requirements, and assessment requirements for Cecil County school districts are defined at the state level through the Maryland Board of Education. Maryland also accredits local districts and approves courses and professional programs for teachers and school administrators in Cecil County.