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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Info

Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides a challenging and rewarding educational experience for every child.

Located on the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County is near the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is home to the state capitol, Annapolis, which has a rich historical past.

The AACPS school system is the 5th largest in Maryland, and among the 50 largest school systems in the country.

Our Budget

FY2006 Operating Budget - $723,977,600
Learn more about the school system budget and the approval process

Our Schools

77 elementary schools
19 middle schools
12 high schools
2 centers of applied technology
3 special education centers
1 alternative high school
1 middle school learning center
1 center for the emotionally impaired (Phoenix Center)
7 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

Benfield Elementary
Bodkin Elementary
Folger McKinsey Elementary
Jones Elementary
Mayo Elementary
Oak Hill Elementary
West Annapolis Elementary
11 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

Benfield Elementary
Bodkin Elementary
Crofton Middle School
Jones Elementary
Folger McKinsey Elementary
Mayo Elementary
Oak Hill Elementary
Severna Park Middle School
Shipley's Choice Elementary
South River High
West Annapolis Elementary

Staffing Ratios

Kindergarten: 1 teacher for 44 students (2 sessions)

Full Day Kindergarten: 1:18

PreKindergarten: No more than 20 with 1 teacher & 1 assistant

Grades 1-3: 1 for 25
Where class reduction is in place: 1 for 20 in grades 1-3

Grades 4-5: 1 for 28

Grades 6-8: 1 for 22

Grades 9-12: 1 for 23

Our Students

Student population of approximately 74,000
Class of 2005
4,658 graduates
74.1% four and two-year colleges/universities
2.0% apprenticeship programs
4.4% business, technical, and trade schools
2.3% military
$37.3 million total in scholarships
Our Teachers

Staff of over 5,000 teachers

Average teacher salary of $48,805

Graduation Requirements

26 credits
- 4 English
- 4 Math
- 3 Science
- 3 Social Studies
- 1 Fine Arts
- 1 Basic Technology
- 1/2 Health
- 1 Physical Education
- 8.5 Electives

Instruction/Curriculum

Comprehensive curriculum, kindergarten-12th grade!

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 75000
No. of Schools: 122

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