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Public School System

“Better Schools, Brighter Futures”

Allegany County Public School System is located in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. The area is renowned for its community spirit, low crime rate, and house prices are some of the lowest in the country.The mission of the Allegany County Public School System, as an educational partnership dedicated to excellence, is to assure that all students achieve their fullest personal and academic potential by creating a supportive environment of high expectations. The elected school board consists of five elected board members and a student board member.The system has a PreK-12 student population of about 11,000 students. The school system operates 23 school buildings, which include 13 elementary schools, 1 elementary-middle school, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, a career center, and an alternative school.

The vision statement of the Allegany County Public Schools is based on the Correlates of Effective Schools:

  • Safe and Orderly School Environment
  • Climate of High Expectations
  • Shared Instructional Leadership
  • Clear and Focused Mission
  • Increased Opportunities to Learn and Time on Task
  • Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress and Instructional Approaches and ProgramsAuthentic Family/School Community Partnerships
The commitment of the Allegany County Board of Education to the above represents the high value placed on academics and learning, accountability, community involvement and partnerships, discipline and hard work, effectiveness and efficiency, staff and organization development, and the technologies and facilities necessary to support our mission.For more information check out