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The Best Schools Near Fort Meade, Maryland

Fort Meade Schools

Fort Meade Schools

Ratings for Fort Meade-Area Public Schools Can Vary Greatly Depending on Neighborhood

As an active realtor in the Fort Meade, Maryland, area, I get calls and emails all the time from families needing to relocate to this area from all over the world.

Active-duty military personnel and others moving to work at Fort Meade often know nothing about living in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. triangle, and one of the first questions many ask is about the quality of schools near the military installation.

As with almost any area, school quality in and around Fort Meade can vary greatly depending on neighborhood. Below is a list of the top-ranked public schools in the communities directly surrounding Fort Meade -- namely, Odenton, Severn, Jessup, Hanover, Gambrills, Laurel and Crofton.

For a free list of homes for sale or rent in an individual school district, contact me by phone (443-924-7418) or email (JerryKline@kw.com).

The school ratings provided below are taken from GreatSchools.org, the preeminent online school-rating website. GreatSchools.org compares schools based on test scores and other available data, including student academic growth and college readiness. Greatschools.org also provides school reviews written by parents, teachers, students and caregivers who have had recent, direct experience with their school to share its strengths and weaknesses.

(Note: Greatschools.org profiles, but does not rate, private schools.)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Crofton Woods Elementary School (Crofton)

Four Seasons Elementary School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Crofton Elementary School (Crofton)

Nantucket Elementary School (Crofton)

Pershing Hill Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Piney Orchard Elementary School (Odenton)

Ridgeway Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Bond Mill Elementary School (Laurel)

Brock Bridge Elementary School (Laurel)

Crofton Meadows Elementary School (Crofton)

Gorman Crossing Elementary School (Laurel)

Hammond Elementary School (Laurel)

Jessup Elementary School (Jessup)

Manor View Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Waugh Chapel Elementary School (Odenton)

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 out of 10)

Forest Ridge Elementary School (Laurel)

Odenton Elementary School (Odenton)

Severn Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6 out of 10)

Laurel Woods Elementary School (Laurel)

Montpelier Elementary School (Laurel)

Seven Oaks Elementary School (Odenton)

Quarterfield Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5 out of 10)

Hebron Harman Elementary School (Hanover)

Maryland City Elementary School (Laurel)

Meade Heights Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Scotchtown Hills Elementary School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Bollman Bridge Elementary School (Jessup)

James H. Harrison Elementary School (Laurel)

Oaklands Elementary School (Laurel)

Van Bokkelen Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ (3 out of 10)

Deerfield Run Elementary School (Laurel)

Laurel Elementary School (Laurel)

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School (Hanover) (grades 6-12)

Hammond Middle School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter School (Laurel) (grades 6-10)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Crofton Middle School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 out of 10)

Arundel Middle School (Odenton)

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6 out of 10)

Murray Hill Middle School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5 out of 10)

Macarthur Middle School (Fort Meade)

Patuxent Valley Middle School (Jessup)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School (Laurel)

Meade Middle School (Fort Meade)

HIGH SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School (Hanover) (grades 6-12)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter School (Laurel) (grades 6-10)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Arundel High School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Laurel High School (Laurel)

Meade High School (Fort Meade)

For more information on the schools listed above -- or schools located further from Fort Meade -- check out the GreatSchools.org website, or contact the following county school boards:

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Website: http://aacps.org/

Phone: 410-222-5000

Prince Georges County Public Schools

Website: http://www1.pgcps.org/

Phone: 301-952-6000

Howard County Public Schools

Website: http://www.hcpss.org/

Phone: 410 -313-6600

For a free list of homes for sale or rent in an individual school district, contact me by phone (443-924-7418) or email (JerryKline@kw.com).

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Gambrills Custom Estate Home for Sale – 900 St. Eva Lane -- $829K

Gambrills Home for Sale Step into the timeless elegance of this custom, all-brick estate home set on a 1.11 acre, level, corner lot. At 5,400 sq. ft., the home boasts the finest materials, impeccable craftsmanship & classic style.

The property is extremely well-appointed with two master suites (five total bedrooms), a luxurious pool, multiple inside/outside entertaining areas and a gourmet kitchen.

The location in Gambrills' Saint Stephens Estates  is convenient yet serene, with no HOA restrictions.

Offered at $829,000.

Call Levi Royster (443-858-4094) or Jerry Kline (443-924-7418) with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland for a private tour of this truly distinctive property.

MLS# AA9675927.

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Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Gambrills Home Sales: It’s a Strong Market for Sellers

Sales Last Month Up 150 Percent Over March 2015; Median Price Up 36 Percent Gambrills Home Sales

Home sellers in Gambrills, Maryland, enjoyed a very strong month of buyer activity last month as the median price of a Gambrills home jumped 36 percent from March 2015.

Numbers compiled by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) show that buyers of Gambrills homes gobbled up the properties 40 percent faster than in March 2015. The average time needed to sell a Gambrills home dropped from 134 days to 81 days, year over year.

The number of homes sold in Gambrills last month – 15 -- far outpaced sales in March 2015 (6), an increase of 150 percent. The rise was due to a strong jump in the number of detached homes that were sold (13). Four such homes sold in March 2015.

The median price of a Gambrills home last month rose to $570,000.

The robust home sales figures for Gambrills mirror those of other Fort Meade-area communities, including Odenton. The number of homes sold in Odenton in March (49) rose 53 percent over the same period last year, while the median price of a home sold in Odenton rose 7.6 percent (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/odenton-home-sales-explode-march/).

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Gambrills Home Sales: Median Price Up 13 Percent in 2015

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Gambrills Homes Took 77 Days to Sell Last Year, on Average

The median price of a home sold in Gambrills, Maryland, rose 13 percent in 2015, led by a 15 percent jump in the sale price of condominiums.

Statistics published by Real Estate Business Intelligence show that 45 of the 175 homes sold last year in zip code 21054 were condos, and the average price of those units jumped from $274,295 in 2014 to $314,637 in 2015.

The average sale price of all attached homes in Gambrills – including townhomes, duplexes and condos – rose 10 percent over the year before.

Owners of Gambrills detached, single family homes did not fare as well. Average sale prices for those homes actually dropped from the prior year, by 3 percent.

The number of detached homes sold (120) was up 4 percent in 2015, from 115 in 2014. The number of attached homes sold (55) dropped 11 percent in 2015, from 62 in 2014.

One negative factor affecting all Gambrills home sellers last year was a 10 percent rise in the “days-on-market” figure. This means that Gambrills homes took a week longer to sell on average than the year before (77 days versus 70 days in 2014).

Finally, of particular note to owners of Gambrills luxury homes, 2015 showed a tremendous drop in the sale of homes priced $800K and over. In 2015, only two homes sold in this price range. In 2014, eight such homes sold.

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Fort Meade’s Visitor-Access Procedures to Change April 4

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Residents of Odenton, Severn, Gambrills and Hanover Who Frequently Use the Facility Should Take Note

Fort Meade officials have announced that beginning April 4, 2016, all personnel attempting to enter the installation without a Department of Defense-issued identification card will have to apply for a daily visitor pass at the Visitor Control Center (VCC). The center is located at 902 Reece Rd. in Severn.

Frequent visitors to the facility are encouraged to pre-register for a long-term Fort Meade Access pass at the VCC. DoD identification card holders must show only a Common Access Card (CAC), military identification card, or other approved access credential issued by the Fort Meade Visitor Center.

The new procedures are being implemented to align Fort Meade with U.S. Army standards across military posts worldwide.

Many residents of the communities immediately surrounding Fort Meade, including Odenton, Severn, Gambrills and Hanover, frequently use the facility, and should take particular note of the new requirements.

As part of the change, beginning April 4, hours of operation for the VCC are being expanded to 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed on weekends. When the VCC is closed, visitors without proper access credentials will have to be met at the gate by whomever they are visiting. The visitors then must be escorted onto post.

All visitors must use the gate at the corner of Reece Road and Md. Route 175 in Odenton. All other gates are for DoD identification card holders only.

Fort Meade officials remind that all privately owned vehicles driven onto the post must be licensed, registered, inspected and insured according to state and local laws. Vehicles entering the post are subject to a 100 percent identification check and all vehicles are subject to inspection by Fort Meade Force Protection personnel.

After entering the installation, visitors should proceed directly to the Vehicle Inspection Station.

Fort Meade visitors who are not DoD-affiliated personnel must have a valid purpose for entering the installation.

For more information on accessing and visiting Fort Meade, call the VCC at (301) 677-1064 or 1065. Or see http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/directorates/des/vcc/vcc.html

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Odenton-Area Homes for Sale: 8 Homes with Inground Pools!

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Be the King or Queen of Summertime With a Fabulous, Hot-Weather Oasis!

This week’s balmy weather already has locals thinking of hot summer days and cooling dips in whatever swimming hole they can find. Don’t settle for lawn sprinklers and squirt guns to cool off when you can own your very own inground pool!

Eight homes currently on the market in the greater Odenton area feature this sought-after luxury. Priced from $365,000 to $1.26 million, these eight properties represent fantastic deals: simply purchase the pool and the seller will include the home at no additional charge!

1423 Macedonia Drive, Hanover, MD

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List Price: $365,900

Features: 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, 1-Car Garage, Colonial

7907 Elberta Drive, Severn, MD

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Homes for sale in Severn

List Price: $399,900

Features: 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Colonial

1011 Arundel Station Road, Millersville, MD

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List Price: $425,000

Features: 4 BRs, 2 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Rancher

678 Stafford Hill Drive, Glen Burnie, MD

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List Price: $439,999

Features: 5 BRs, 3 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Colonial

2461 Symphony Lane, Gambrills, MD

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Homes for sale in Gambrills

List Price: $539,900

Features: 5 BRs, 3.5 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Colonial

204 Jenny Gay Court, Severn, MD

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List Price: $705,000

Features: 4 BRs, 5.5 BAs, 3-Car Garage, Colonial

915 Saint Michael Drive, Gambrills, MD

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Homes for sale in Gambrills

List Price: $759,900

Features: 4 BRs, 4.5 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Contemporary

1111 Abbington Lane, Crownsville, MD

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List Price: $1.265 million

Features: 5 BRs, 4.5 BAs, 2-Car Garage, Colonial

For more information on these properties, give me a call!

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Jerry Kline Named Keller Williams Odenton Agent of the Month for November

Jerry Kline (right), Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, receives the Odenton Agent of the Month Award for November 2014 from Keller Williams Associate Broker Robert Wakefield. Many thanks to my buyer and seller clients who closed their real estate transactions in November -- among them Randy Barth, Mike & Melissa Fletcher, and David & Isabella White. All of you could have chosen any real estate agent out there, and I very much appreciate the trust you put in me to get your goals accomplished. Thanks, also, to all of the agents in the Keller Williams Odenton office. You're all great friends and you’re always there when I need help!cost cialis costco

November Housing Stats for Gambrills: Sales Steady, Prices Down

Gambrills 2 Year-over-year housing figures for Gambrills, Md., show that the number of homes sold in the area last month remained on par with the number of homes sold in November 2013. However, the median price of those homes dropped 18 percent from last year.

Moreover, the homes sold in Gambrills last month stayed on the market much longer than the year before.

According to data prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence, the average price of detached single family homes sold in Gambrills in November dropped 16 percent from last year. The average price of attached homes, which include townhomes, condominiums and duplexes, dipped 29 percent.

The number of homes actively for sale in Gambrills in November (67) was roughly the same as the prior year (62). However, homes sold last month took 58 percent longer to sell than last year. The average “Days on Market” was 106 days in November 2014, up from 67 days in November 2013.

Overall, 14 homes sold in Gambrills in November 2014, compared to 13 over the same period last year. Ten of the homes sold last month were detached properties and four were attached homes.

 

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418 or JerryKline@kw.com, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).purchase cialis in usa

Ranch-Style Homes Are Once Again Popular: What Are Their Plusses and Minuses?

The ultimate irony for home buyers is that the stock of available ranch-style homes may eventually dwindle. Not only because more home buyers are seeing the advantages of these homes, but also because the wrecking ball continues to demolish some of the ranchers that have survived.  

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Chapelgate Violence, Traffic & Drugs Fuel Security Efforts

Below is a link to an interesting article in the West County Gazette. In September a 19-month-old child sustained minor injuries in Chapelgate when a still-unidentified suspect sent several shotgun blasts through the family’s living room window. In December, Sharron Charles Mason, 19, was shot to death in the duplex he shared with his grandparents. No arrests have been made in either case.

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