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Carroll County Schools Face Strange Problem


In Carroll County, the number of public students has been decreasing for years. People don’t generally consider it, but schools only exist if students do as well. Therefore, if the number of students decreases, what will happen to the schools? School authorities are then forced to consider closure or redistricting. Well, in Carroll County, that […]

Outdoor School

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Every sixth grader in Carroll County has the opportunity to attend Outdoor School, Carroll County’s residential environmental school. The mission of Outdoor School is to empower students to act upon their environmental knowledge and skills. Students learn about different aspects of the environment and then have the opportunity to put their knowledge in to action […]

Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center


Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center is a hidden treasure within the Town of Manchester, Maryland. Charlotte’s Quest is located adjacent to Manchester Elementary School and lies within Manchester’s Pine Valley Park, one of the town’s 3 park systems. Pine Valley Park has more than 80 acres of land with over 4 ½ miles of trails, a […]

Hashawha/Bear Branch

Carroll County Outdoor School Camp

Mission Statement: To provide a quality experience for user groups and the general public in Environmental Education, Recreation, Lodging, and Food Service while functioning in a self-supporing capacity. These services will be provided within a safe, friendly, clean and environmentally conscience facility. Most people enjoy coming to Hashawha Environmental Center because of the beautiful surroundings. […]

Morgan Run Natural Environment Area

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Located in Carroll County, the Morgan Run N.E.A. is comprised of approximately 1400 acres of natural area. Hiking and equestrian trails are popular. Equestrians are restricted to specific trails. The Morgan Run is available to trout fisherman as a catch and release trout stream.

Gateway School

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5 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster, MD 21157 (410) 751-3691 (phone) (410) 751-3687 (fax)   Gateway School provides an alternative educational opportunity for middle and high school students. It is committed to facilitating the educational progress of students demonstrating difficulties in areas of behavioral and emotional adjustment in the traditional school setting. The mission of Gateway School is to help students […]

Manchester Valley High School


Manchester Valley High School is the newest high school addition for Carroll County Public Schools. The 217,500 square foot facility is located at 3300 Maple Grove Road in Manchester, Maryland. The building capacity is 1,294 students and first opened its doors to students in the fall of 2009 with grades 9, 10, &11. Manchester Valley’s […]

Hampstead Elementary School

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Hampstead Elementary is a team working together for all students to achieve their maximum potential. We see Hampstead Elementary School as a team willing to take risks to ensure high achievement. Faculty and staff will collaborate to provide consistent instruction designed to motivate and challenge all students.

North Carroll Middle School

North Carroll Carroll County Public School

North Carroll is located at 1400 Panther Drive. The school mascot is a panther, and the school colors are red, white, and black. The school is a part of the Carroll County Public Schools system. The principal is Kimberley Dolch.

Northwest Middle School

North West Middle School, Carroll County Maryland

Northwest Middle School is located in northwestern Carroll County and serves approximately 525 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. This website is designed to provide the students, families, and teachers of Northwest Middle School access to information about school events as well as general information.

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