Best Cities in Maryland for Schools

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Welcome to SchoolDigger, your premier source for city-wide school rankings! Our user-friendly platform focuses on test scores, presenting a transparent, data-driven comparison to help you navigate the educational scene. Explore top-rated cities in Maryland and make informed decisions for your child's academic future. With our comprehensive database, uncover the best-performing schools within each city, evaluate their performance, and gain valuable insights. Trust SchoolDigger.com to guide you in finding the perfect city for your child's education. Embark on your journey to academic success right here!

Year after year, SchoolDigger is always the first to publish Maryland test scores and rankings. Other sites use stale test score data that are several years old! Be in the know with the very latest performance metrics.

The list is updated annually upon the release of the test scores by the Maryland State Department of Education. The most recent update was on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

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About our rankings:

  • * Private schools are not used in determining city rank.
  • Schooldigger calculates school rankings based on test scores released by the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • These rankings were last updated on September 26, 2023, and are based on the most recent test scores available. We update rankings as we receive new test scores from the Maryland State Department of Education, usually on a yearly basis.
  • Our sources of data include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • For more information about our ranking process, please see our Ranking FAQ. Details about our methodology are here.


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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.






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