Ellicott City school information

IndexEllicott CityMarylandNational
Average Test Scores67%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools211,16379,221
Total private schools967424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1127,963
The Ellicott City, MD educational system consists of 21 public schools, 9 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Ellicott City public schools have average test scores of 67% which is 62% higher than than the Maryland average and 36% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ellicott City public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.1% have completed high school, 66.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ellicott City are 36% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Ellicott City.
  • 95.5% of people in Ellicott City have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.1% of people in Ellicott City have completed high school.
  • 66.0% of people in Ellicott City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ellicott City

IndexEllicott CityMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade95.5%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school95.1%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college83.4%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree71.1%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors66.0%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters34.9%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.0%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.5%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Ellicott City (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fulton, MD3,09776%54%
Severna Park, MD38,51475%52%
Eldersburg, MD31,89270%42%
Hampton, MD4,83069%41%
Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD6,02469%40%
Ellicott City, MD70,78067%36%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Framingham, MA70,74359%19%
Franklin, TN70,62579%61%
Passaic, NJ70,53621%57%
Fort Myers, FL71,05137%24%
Lauderhill, FL70,45227%45%
Ellicott City, MD70,78067%36%
Source: The Ellicott City, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.