MSDElogoMaryland has changed its school report card using a new format that shows how schools across the state are doing. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released the new report card, which grades schools on academic performance and growth as well as school quality.  The state revised the report card to help make the information about how schools are performing easier to understand.  It also provides educators and parents with the most complete picture of school and school system performance in State history. The Maryland report card is located at

Every Maryland public school receives a final score measuring its performance on the state’s new accountability system.  Scores show how a school is doing in comparison to others in the state.  Each Maryland public school also received a star rating, on a 1 to 5 scale, based on its total earned percent.  Each school’s score measures specific indicators, such as success and growth on state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, progress in achieving English language proficiency for English learners, chronic absenteeism, preparation for postsecondary success, access to a well-rounded curriculum and graduation rate.

starTableElementary schools could earn a maximum of 85 points on the 2017-18 report card.  The combined Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) elementary score is 67 percent with no school earning less than three stars.  Elementary accountability results are based on academic achievement in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, student growth in ELA and math, completion of a well-rounded curriculum and progress in achieving English language (EL) proficiency.  Additionally, the report card includes chronic absenteeism, measured by the percent of students not chronically absent, and access to a well-rounded curriculum.

Middle school scores are based on a maximum of 83 points. CCPS middle schools combined score is 58 percent. Indicators for middle school include achievement in ELA and math, growth in ELA and math, completion of a well-rounded curriculum, progress in achieving EL proficiency, chronic absenteeism and access to a well-rounded curriculum.

CCPS high schools scored 66 points out of a possible 90 points.  High school indicators include academic achievement in ELA and math, high school graduation rate, progress in achieving EL proficiency, percentage of ninth graders on track to graduate, chronic absenteeism and access to a well-rounded curriculum.

Charles County Public Schools Star Ratings

Five Stars (3 schools)

  • Dr. James Craik Elementary School, T.C. Martin Elementary School and North Point High School

Four Stars (24 schools)

  • C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, Berry Elementary School, William A. Diggs Elementary School, Gale-Bailey Elementary School, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, Indian Head Elementary School, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School, Malcolm Elementary School, Mary H. Matula Elementary School, Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School, Mary B. Neal Elementary School, J.C. Parks Elementary School, William B. Wade Elementary School, Theodore G. Davis Middle School, Mattawoman Middle School, Piccowaxen Middle School, Henry E. Lackey High School, La Plata High School. Maurice J. McDonough High School, St. Charles High School and Westlake High School

Three Stars (10 schools)

  • Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, J.P. Ryon Elementary School, Eva Turner Elementary School, John Hanson Middle School, Matthew Henson Middle School, General Smallwood Middle School, Milton M. Somers Middle School, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Thomas Stone High School and Robert D. Stethem Educational Center

Two Stars

  • None

One Star

  • None

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