• kids working together As part of Maryland’s accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools and school systems across the state are now measured under a new metric called the Maryland Report Card.

    The Report Card uses incorporates several indicators of school performance and calculates them into a final score to arrive at a rating of one to five stars. While the specific indicators vary between the elementary, middle, and high school levels, a school’s score generally includes, attendance, access to and credit for a well-rounded curriculum, student growth on state assessments in English Language Arts and math, and the progress of English Language Learners.

    Star ratings are assigned as a result of a school’s percentage of the total number of possible points, according to the scale on the right  Star Star Star Star Star    75% to 100%

    Star Star Star Star          60% to 74.9%

    Star Star Star               45% to 59.9%

    Star Star                    30% to 44.9%

    Star                            0% to 29.9%

    Complete report cards for all public schools in Maryland, utilizing data from the 2018-2019 school year, can be found at