Charles County Public School

Find Charles County 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.


Arthur Middleton Elementary School 1109 Copley Avenue Waldorf MD 20602 301-645-3338


Benjamin Stoddert Middle School 2040 Saint Thomas Drive Waldorf MD 20602 301-645-1334

Berry Elementary School 10155 Berry Road Waldorf MD 20603 301-638-2330

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School 4800 Lancaster Circle Waldorf MD 20603 301-645-9053

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School 2820 Jenifer School Lane Waldorf MD 20603 301-932-9603

Dr Thomas L Higdon Elementary School 12872 Rock Point Road Newburg MD 20664 301-934-4091

Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School 421 University Drive Waldorf MD 20602 301-645-1330

Dr. James Craik Elementary School 7725 Marshall Corner Road Pomfret MD 20675 301-934-4270

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School 820 Stone Avenue Waldorf MD 20602 301-645-3686

Eva Turner Elementary School 1000 Bannister Circle Waldorf MD 20602 301-645-4828

F. B. Gwynn Educational Center 5998 Radio Station Road La Plata MD 20646 301-934-3884

Gale-Bailey Elementary School 4740 Pisgah Marbury Road Marbury MD 20658 301-743-5491

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 P Ryon Elementary School 12140 Vivian Adams Drive Waldorf MD 20601 301-645-3090

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

John Hanson Middle School 12350 Vivian Adams Drive Waldorf MD 20601 301-645-4520

La Plata High School 6035 Radio Station Road La Plata MD 20646 301-934-1100

Malcolm Elementary School 14760 Poplar Hill Road Waldorf MD 20601 301-645-2691

About Charles County Public Schools

Charles County 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 Charles County, 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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Charles County School District

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

Types of Charles County Public Schools

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

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