Best Public Elementary Schools in Maryland 2022
First, let’s define some terms,
A Charter school is a school that creates its own curriculum and its own classroom experience outside of the traditional curriculum other public schools follow.
K-12 schools are exactly what they sound like, they offer classes for students grades k-12. This means that the whole before-college experience is happening in one school and with the same cohort of kids. This can be great for some students as the process of meeting new people and switching schools is basically eliminated.
Magnet schools are schools that children can apply to, no matter where they live, while still being free. They are similar to charter schools in that they offer a specialized curriculum and often focus on a specialty like STEM or the arts. They are called magnet schools because they attract students from other districts.
TAG, which stands for talented and gifted. This is a fancy way of saying the school has a gifted program, which most schools on this list have a gifted program of some sort.