Best Public Schools in Hanover, MD


The city of Hanover, Maryland is home to 4 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. While the schools in this area serve a diverse student population, the data reveals significant performance gaps, with most schools struggling to meet state and district averages in academic proficiency, particularly in Math and English Language Arts.

The standout school in the Hanover area is Chesapeake Science Point, a public charter high school that ranked 6th out of 127 Maryland high schools in 2022-2023 and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school boasts strong test scores, with 73.4% of 10th graders proficient or better in MCAP English Language Arts, significantly higher than the county and state averages. In contrast, the elementary schools and Thomas Viaduct Middle School have much lower proficiency rates, with only 31.5% of 3rd graders at Hanover Hills Elementary proficient or better in Math, compared to 56.7% in the Howard County district and 40.3% statewide.

The schools with the highest free/reduced lunch rates, Hebron-Harman Elementary (61.15%) and Thomas Viaduct Middle School (47.32%), may face additional challenges in supporting their students' academic and social-emotional needs. However, Hanover Hills Elementary and Chesapeake Science Point stand out for their more diverse student populations, which could be a strength if the schools are effectively serving these students.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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