District summary ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

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These are some of the top-rated public schools in St. Mary's County Public Schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District academic progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

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Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

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Teachers & staff
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Reviews from schools in St. Mary's County Public Schools
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Parent / Guardian
November 01, 2021
Overall, GWCES has come a long way from what it used to be. Administration has changed & staff has shifted. Students cannot learn until their basic needs are taken care of and many do not have full... More
Parent / Guardian
September 01, 2021
My son is currently in the 4th grade, and he has been at Oakville elementary since starting school altogether. I used love him going to this school, used to love how all the teachers and staff were... More
Review for Oakville Elementary
Parent / Guardian
June 26, 2021
We moved to the area in late 2017 and our child began attending White Marsh as a 4th grader. White Marsh was an excellent experience for her during her two years. The staff we encountered regularly... More