Regional Overview - Education

K-12 Schools


Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC) offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. CSSC public school districts generally perform in the top quartile among the 24 Maryland school systems. You'll find school construction and renovation a priority in growing areas where schools serve as community epicenters.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)


The Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School, Harford County will graduate its first class in 2008; Chesapeake High School has a new science and technology program in Baltimore County; Joppatowne High School, Harford County launched its Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program this fall. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM programs have gained particular focus; Cecil County launched its first countywide STEM Academy with the 2007-08 school year.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute


The Baltimore area also boasts some of the nation's top performing high schools. The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, known to Baltimore City residents as simply "Poly," is ranked consistently as one of the top high schools in the country. It is known for its engineering preparatory program and has received numerous recognitions for its innovative "Ingenuity project," which seeks to educate students to achieve nationally in math and science.

In addition to public schools, a wide variety of charter schools, some of the nation's oldest private schools and options for home schooling are available to those who choose to call the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor home.

Regional Demographic and Educational Profile


Information Source: Maryland State Department of Education; Delaware Department of Education; Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Public School Information - Number of Schools

  Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Harford County
Cecil County
New Castle County
Chester County
Lancaster County
York County
Elementary 52 105 32 17 59 56 76 72
Middle 22 27 9 6 20 19 23 22
High
24 25 10 6 14 16 17 18
Combined Schools
63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialized Schools
9 14 2 0 6 0 1 1
Public Charter Schools
24 1 1 0 13 8 1 3
Total Number of Schools
194 172 54 29 112 9 118 116

Public School Information - Enrollment

  Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Harford County
Cecil County
New Castle County
Chester County
Lancaster County
York County
Elementary 46,957 55,471 20,526 8,713 35,740 33,253 30,954 30,539
Secondary 35,309 47,712 18,084 7,496 30,888 42,254 39,672 38,225
Total Enrollment
82,266 103,183 38,610 16,209 66,628 75,507 70,626 68,764

Private Schools

  Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Harford County
Cecil County
New Castle County
Chester County
Lancaster County
York County
Total Number of Schools
148 221 50 22 106 71 25 41
Total Enrollment
14,334 24,556 4,467 1,840 16,838 14,540 16,423 3,800