Harford County Public Schools

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Harford County Public Schools
102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland
Harford County, Maryland
United States
District information
Type County-wide public school system
Grades Kindergarten through 12th
Superintendent Mrs. Barbara P. Canavan[1]
Budget $450,226,984 [1]
Students and staff
Students 39,175
Teachers 2827[1]
Staff 1,500
Athletic conference Upper Chesapeake Bay
Athletic Conference
Other information
Website www.hcps.org
Location of Harford County within Maryland
Location of Maryland with the United States

Harford County Public Schools is an American public school system serving the residents of Harford County, Maryland.


Elementary schools[edit]

There are thirty-two elementary schools in Harford County. Homestead-Wakefield, William Paca/Old Post Road and Youth's Benefit Elementary schools are two-building campuses housing primary students (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) in one building and intermediate students (3rd Grade-5th Grade) in the other building.[2]

  • Abingdon Elementary School, Abingdon
  • Bakerfield Elementary School, Aberdeen
  • Bel Air Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Church Creek Elementary School, Belcamp
  • Churchville Elementary School, Churchville
  • Darlington Elementary School, Darlington
  • Deerfield Elementary School, Edgewood
  • Dublin Elementary School, Street
  • Edgewood Elementary School, Edgewood
  • Emmorton Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Forest Hill Elementary School, Forest Hill
  • Forest Lakes Elementary School, Forest Hill
  • Fountain Green Elementary School, Bel Air
  • George D. Lisby Elementary School at Hillsdale, Aberdeen
  • Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School, Aberdeen
  • Havre de Grace Elementary School, Havre de Grace
  • Hickory Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Homestead/Wakefield Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Jarrettsville Elementary School, Jarrettsville
  • Joppatowne Elementary School, Joppa
  • Magnolia Elementary School, Joppa
  • Meadowvale Elementary School, Havre de Grace
  • Norrisville Elementary School, White Hall
  • North Bend Elementary School, Jarrettsville
  • North Harford Elementary School, Pylesville
  • Prospect Mill Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Red Pump Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Ring Factory Elementary School, Bel Air
  • Riverside Elementary School, Joppa
  • Roye-Williams Elementary School, Havre de Grace
  • William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School, Abingdon
  • William S. James Elementary School, Abingdon
  • Youth's Benefit Elementary School, Fallston

Middle schools[edit]

There are currently 9 middle schools in Harford County:[3]

High schools[edit]

There are currently ten high schools in Harford County, including one technical high school.[4]

High School Advanced Placement Scores 2015[5]

High School High School Enrollment AP Exams AP Exams 3+ AP Exams 3+ %
Aberdeen 1444 658 488 74.2%
Bel Air 1668 550 318 57.8%
C. Milton Wright 1425 564 430 76.2%
Edgewood 1318 189 65 32.80%
Fallston 1076 589 360 61.1%
Harford Tech 1022 230 90 39.0%
Havre de Grace 581 245 85 34.7%
Joppatowne 696 139 41 29.5%
North Harford 1297 402 270 67.2%
Patterson Mill 871 314 203 64.6%

Magnet programs[edit]

Three HCPS high schools also have or are preparing for magnet programs. Although the Science and Mathematics Academy is a separate institution, it is hosted by and shares some facilities with Aberdeen High School, and Harford Technical High School is in itself a magnet school for academic and technical programs. Edgewood High School is in the beginning stages of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, in which the school will offer college-preparatory courses for its students, who will graduate with an internationally recognized high school diploma. Edgewood also offers the Academy of Finance program.[6]

  • Academy of Finance at Edgewood High School
  • Harford Technical High School in Bel Air, Maryland
  • Homeland Security at Joppatowne High School
  • International Baccalaureate at Edgewood High School
  • Natural Resources and Agricultural Science Magnet Program at North Harford High School
  • Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School


The school mascots are:

  • Aberdeen Eagles
  • Bel Air Bobcats
  • C. Milton Wright Mustangs
  • Edgewood Rams
  • Fallston Cougars
  • Harford Technical Cobras
  • Havre de Grace Warriors
  • Joppatowne Mariners
  • North Harford Hawks
  • Patterson Mill Huskies

Alternative/charter schools[edit]

  • John Archer School, Bel Air, grades K-8[7]

School feeder systems[edit]

The images below outline the elementary and middle schools that feed students into each high school. Harford Technical is fed by students from each school, as entry is by application. The feeder system is not all-inclusive, due to magnet programs at Aberdeen, Edgewood, and Joppatowne.


Related links[edit]

Harford Glen Environmental Education Center

External links[edit]