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Accolades

2013-2014

  • With 94% of students scoring proficient or advanced on the 2013 Maryland School Assessment (MSA), Worcester County Public Schools ranks first in the state overall, out of 24 school systems for the third consecutive year.
  • Our 2013 MSA scores rank first in the state in Reading (at 95.3%) and first in the state in Mathematics (at 94.4%).
  • Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the Advanced Placement tests administered last year (2012-2013) demonstrated student mastery, with scores of 3 or above.
  • In the class of 2013, 80% of graduates indicated their intention to pursue post-secondary education. In addition, these graduates earned $14-million in merit-based scholarships.
  • Nine (9) of the 12 eligible schools are Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (Ocean City, Pocomoke, Showell, and Snow Hill Elementary Schools; Stephen Decatur and Snow Hill Middle Schools; and Pocomoke, Snow Hill, and Stephen Decatur High Schools). With 75% of our eligible schools designated as Blue Ribbon Schools, Worcester County Public Schools has the highest concentration in the state.
  • Five (5) schools are National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (Ocean City, Pocomoke, Showell, and Snow Hill Elementary Schools and Stephen Decatur Middle School).
  • Nine (9) schools received the highest Gold designation as Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) schools (Buckingham, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Elementary Schools; Cedar Chapel Special School; Berlin Intermediate School; Pocomoke and Snow Hill Middle Schools; and Snow Hill and Stephen Decatur High Schools).
  • Four percent (4%) of Worcester County Public School teachers are National Board Certified.
  • Our school system consistently ranks in the top-five for dollars spent in the classroom, when compared with all 24 school systems.