Allegany County is the second westernmost county in Maryland, located between Pennsylvania and West Virginia with an approximate population of 73,700.
Allegany County is home to fourteen public elementary schools, four public middle schools, three public high schools, one technical school, and one alternative school. All twenty-two schools are staffed by highly qualified teachers. All schools are divided into "feeder systems" which are determined by geographic location. Elementary schools feed into middle schools, which feed into one of the county's three high schools.
The Allegany High School feeder system consists of the following schools: West Side Elementary, Cash Valley Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Cresaptown Elementary, and Braddock Middle.
The Fort Hill High School feeder system consists of the following schools: Northeast Elementary, South Penn Elementary, Flintstone Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, John Humbird Elementary, and Washington Middle.
The Mountain Ridge High School feeder system consists of the following schools: George's Creek Elementary, Westernport Elementary, Beall Elementary, Frost Elementary, Mt. Savage Elementary, Mt. Savage Middle, and Westmar Middle.
The Center for Career and Technical Education provides students with a selection of seventeen skill area classes, academic core classes, and elective classes. Junior and senior students from any of the three high schools may enroll at the Career Center and may still participate in all home school activities, including sports clubs and dances.
The Board of Education of Allegany County, in its effort to provide quality education for all students, seeks a full partnership with the parents and agencies in the county. The Allegany County Public Schools are very fortunate to have PTAs, PTOs, Parent Advisory Councils, and the Allegany County Parent Advisory Council that consist of dedicated individuals who work hard to support the education of our children. The students of Allegany County's Public Schools are held accountable to the highest standards.
In addition to improvement on assessment test scores in support of student achievement and academic success, all county schools and the system have adopted various improvement initiatives, including the revision of the Bridge to Excellence Master Plan, individual school improvement plans, staff development that aligns with the Master Plan, the Assessment Management System and the High School Assessment test tracking system, to continue to help our students progress well into the future.