Montgomery County is a national leader in K-12 education.
With high levels of participation in Advanced Placement courses, high scores on standardized tests and a high graduation rate, our students consistently outperform their peers nationwide.
The Montgomery County Public School System is the largest school system in Maryland and is one of the highest ranked school systems in the nation.
Over 100 private K-12 educational institutions provide a variety of options for families in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County has a nationally recognized public education system:
- 90% of students graduate from high school
- 130 elementary, 38 middle, 25 high schools
- Average SAT scores 105 points above the national average
- Advanced Placement participation rate: 60%
- National Merit Scholars: 61
- National Blue Ribbon Schools: 33
- Enrollment: 139,000 (largest in Maryland)
- 140 independent schools
Learn more about the Montgomery County Public School System.
Montgomery County has a high concentration of institutions of higher education in and around the county, including:
- Johns Hopkins University
- The Universities at Shady Grove (University of Maryland System)
- University System of Maryland, College Park
- Montgomery College
- George Washington University
- George Mason University
- American University
- Georgetown University
- Howard University
- Washington Adventist University
- Catholic University
- Uniformed Services University
- Trinity College
- Gallaudet University
- United States Naval Academy
Montgomery County Higher Education Campuses
The University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Washington Adventist University all have campuses in Montgomery County. The program offerings in all campuses are constantly growing.
Established ten years ago, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine respected institutions within the University System of Maryland at one central location in Montgomery County.
USG will be adding more programs in bioscience, engineering, allied health sciences and engineering to meet the critical needs for a highly-educated workforce.
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The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus was established in 1988 in order to create an interactive community of educators, students, researchers, corporations and government representatives where collaborative thinking and scientific discovery advance academic and economic development.
Four Johns Hopkins schools offer programs on a part-time basis - Carey Business School, School of Education, Whiting School of Engineering, and Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.
Learn more about the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
Today, Washington Adventist University is the oldest 4-year academic institution in Montgomery County offering programs in three distinct schools: The School of Arts & Social Sciences, The School of Graduate & Professional Studies, and The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness.
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Montgomery College is one of the best and largest community colleges in the nation. With three campuses and more than 130 programs of study and innovative partnerships with local businesses, federal agencies and universities, Montgomery College serves the wide-ranging educational and workforce needs of Montgomery County.
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