Majority of Maryland schools get highest ratings in new system

December 5, 2018

More than half of Maryland schools received four or five stars under a new system for tracking school performance. State officials held up the ranking system and a data-filled “report card” on each school as major steps in transparency, saying the public could access more detail than ever on measures of success at the state’s 1,400 public schools.

More than half of Maryland schools received the highest ratings — four or five stars — under a new system for tracking school performance rolled out Tuesday.

Maryland officials held up the ranking system and a data-filled “report card” on each school as major steps in transparency, saying the public could access more detail than ever on measures of success at the state’s 1,400 public schools.

“It’s the first time we have had the ability to provide such a complete picture of school and school system performance to both educators and parents,” said Karen Salmon, state superintendent of schools.