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Release Date: 1/3/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

Led by star ratings, BCPS shines in second quarter

Students, staff, schools recognized at state and national levels

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Public Schools is heading into the new year with plenty of momentum from second-quarter successes.

Last month, nearly 90 percent of BCPS schools earned 3, 4 or 5 star ratings on the newly released Maryland Report Card. That rate was even higher for younger learners; 99 percent of elementary schools received 3, 4 or 5 stars.

BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White also announced expanded access to college and career preparation through two initiatives: schoolwide AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) programs at an additional 10 elementary schools, and even stronger partnerships to support workforce development and apprenticeship opportunities through BCPS Works.

In addition to systemwide progress, students, staff, and schools continued to earn state and national recognition for outstanding academic and instructional achievements.

Student Honors


  • Badra Kalil (Towson High) was one of more than 200 high school students selected to participate in the 2018 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute.
  • Nineteen students (Pikesville High and Eastern Technical High) earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma, and 18 students from the same two schools earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2017-18 school year.
  • Heather Howard (Chesapeake High) and Mofeed Najib (Towson High) are among the 1,896 students named 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists.
  • Three students from Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts and Towson High were recognized in the 2018 Rethink Recycling contest sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • Eight students and graduates (George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Towson High) are among the 2019 YoungArts Winners announced by The National YoungArts Foundation.
  • Ozioma Mbaekwe (Parkville High) and Maya Williams (Towson High) were named among the nation’s 1,044 newest QuestBridge Scholars.
  • The mock trial team from the Franklin High’s Academy of Law placed third overall against 31 teams from around the country at the Empire Mock Trial Competition’s Southern Showdown.

Staff Honors

School Honors

System Honors

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