Education

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Local High Schools in US News and World Report's School Rankings
Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools received Silver and Bronze rankings, respectively, in US News and World Report's 2016 national high school rankings of the best high schools in the U.S.
Garrett, Allegany Students to Compete in Robot Performance
A FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition will be held at Northern Garrett High School on December 12th.
BEACON Study Estimates Garrett County Public Schools' Economic Impact on County
The operation of Garrett County Public Schools generates an estimated economic impact of $67.91 million annually within the county, a study unveiled to the Board of Education today shows.
Team 1629 Competes at the Chesapeake Regional, Receives Top Honors
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629 (GaCo) competed last weekend, April 2-4, among 58 teams, including teams from Israel, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.
GaCo Wins 2015 Pittsburgh Regional as Captains of the Number 6 Seeded Alliance 
GCPS High School FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629, the Garrett Coalition (GaCo) won the Greater Pittsburgh Regional tournament held during March 5, 6, and 7th at California University of PA.
Local Robotics Team Creation Helps Children Across Globe With Math
Garrett County's High School Robotics Team 1629's "top spinner" creation was recently used to help third graders with their math lessons.
Northern High School Named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Northern Garrett High School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School today by the U.S. Department of Education.
What Happens When Schools Can't Get Online?
The community built a new barn, right next to their elementary school.
Garrett County Pre-K Poviders to Receive $42,000 in Grants
Garrett County Pre-K providers will receive $442K in grant funding for the coming school year.
Grantsville Student Attends National Youth Science Camp
Bruce Nairn of Northern Garrett High School will represent Maryland as a delegate to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp.
Garrett School Board Approves Consolidation Recommendations
Six school consolidation recommendations were recently approved by the Board of Education.
SHS Teacher Receives Financial Education And Capability Award
Lisa Bender is one of four first-ever winners of the MD Council on Economic Education's Financial Education and Capability Award.
Garrett County Public Schools Request Increased Funding For FY 2015
The Garrett County Public School system says it needs additional funding to pay a portion of the costs associated with teacher pension pass-back.