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News Release: More than 70 Percent of PGCPS Schools Achieve Top Three Ratings on Maryland Report Card

March 9, 2023
For Immediate Release

Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — The Maryland State Department of Education has released report cards and star ratings for the state’s more than 1,400 public schools based on performance during the 2021-2022 school year. In Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), 71.4 percent of schools received the three highest ratings.

“State ratings offer a snapshot of how schools are helping students achieve success in the classroom and beyond, and we use it as a tool to strengthen teaching and learning,” said Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of our continued progress and work to accelerate learning and close achievement gaps. Every student deserves a five-star school, and I know we can get there.”

Scoring schools on a five-star scale, the Maryland School Report Card is designed to help families and students understand school performance and progress. For school leaders, the report card and ratings help make decisions about where to invest instructional time and resources. 

Maryland School Report Card ratings for presently enrolled schools in each category is as follows: 

  • Five-star — nine schools (five elementary, one high, three combination)

  • Four-star — 38 schools (26 elementary, two middle, four high, six charter)

  • Three-star —91 schools (65 elementary, 11 middle, eight high, four charter, one combination)

  • Two-star —51 schools (23 elementary, 11 middle, 14 high, three combination)

Combination schools include those with an elementary, middle and/or high school configuration. 

The Maryland School Report Card includes student achievement growth on state tests in English Language Arts and math; postsecondary readiness; proficiency for English language learners; graduation rate; and students with access to and earning credit for a well-rounded curriculum. 

The 2022 Maryland School Report Card is available at