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About Us

Garrett County Public Schools is in western Maryland. GCPS serves approximately 3500 students in twelve schools. We are consistently ranked as one of the best in Maryland. Class sizes remain small, with excellent student-teacher ratios.


Our Mission

The mission of Garrett County Public Schools, in partnership with our community, is to inspire and foster student growth by providing rigorous instruction and learning opportunities, sustaining a culture of excellence, and preparing our students for life in an ever-changing world.

Our Vision

Education is the key to the vitality and sustainability of our community. The Garrett County Public School System maintains an environment in which staff, students, parents, and the community work collectively for a brighter tomorrow. While celebrating the culture and traditions of Garrett County, the schools create an environment where students are nurtured to become productive, enthusiastic, and successful members of society.

Students will be active and engaged learners who enjoy school. They will meet the challenges of robust curricula in a climate that is open, fair, honest, and respectful to all people. Schools, as learning communities, will offer opportunities for students to achieve excellence in their academics and compassion in their interactions and relationships with others.


Our Goals

  • All students will be challenged with a rigorous instructional environment preparing them to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.
  • Partnerships with all members of our community will be fostered and strengthened by engaging them in the education of our children.
  • All students and staff will learn in a safe, secure, and caring environment where everyone is valued and respected.
  • Every department and school will be a good steward of system resources and will manage them in a cost-effective manner.
  • All employees will be highly qualified and effective in their jobs contributing to a self-renewing organization.


Our Recruitment

Garrett County is the westernmost rural county in the State of Maryland. It borders the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania and is a four-season resort area. Our mountains, rivers, and lakes offer an abundance of scenic beauty and recreational activities. Garrett County’s natural beauty is the perfect location to work where you love to play.

As a high-performing school district, Garrett County Public Schools continues to strive for growth and improvement in all facets of the organization. Garrett County Public Schools consist of 7 elementary schools, 1 elementary/middle combination, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. We are extremely proud of our student’s academic achievement and the staff who teach and support them daily. The Office of Human Resources and Employee Relations strives to attract and retain highly-qualified employees at all levels and classifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We believe……

In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and services, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. GCPS operates equal opportunity programs for students and staff.

40 South Second Street Oakland, MD 21550

Phone — (301) 334-8900

Fax — (301) 334-7621