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Release Date: 4/24/2018 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

15 BCPS schools recognized as Maryland Green Schools

TOWSON, MD — Fifteen Baltimore County schools have been named 2018 Maryland Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.

“This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work of our school leaders and educators, who are making sure that students embrace our need to take care of the environment,” said Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “We know that our students care deeply about solving the world’s problems, and this is just one example of authentic, real-world teaching and learning that is making a difference.”

Three elementary schools earned Sustainable status, signifying a long-term, schoolwide dedication to sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement.

An additional three elementary schools earned their First Recertification. Nine schools joined the prestigious list of Maryland Green Schools in BCPS for the first time. All schools are listed below.

Maryland Green Schools - Sustainable

  • Berkshire Elementary School
  • Glyndon Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
Maryland Green Schools - First Recertification
  • Arbutus Middle School
  • Catonsville Elementary School
  • Riderwood Elementary School
Maryland Green Schools - New Certification
  • Edgemere Elementary School
  • Kenwood High School
  • Milbrook Elementary School
  • Parkville Middle School
  • Perry Hall Middle School
  • Pikesville Middle School
  • Pine Grove Elementary School
  • Ridge Ruxton School
  • Rodgers Forge Elementary School
The Maryland Green Schools Program is a nationally recognized program begun in 1999. Today there are 618 active Green Schools certified in Maryland, including more than 27% of all Maryland schools.

The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for PreK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.

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