Despite overcrowding in some school buildings, over ninety percent of Harford County public elementary school classes and seventy-five percent of middle and high school classes have 25 students or less, according to a November 22, 2010 report issued to the Harford County Board of Education.
Based on September 30 enrollment data, the report shows no public elementary school classes in the county with 30 or more students. Emmorton and Deerfield have the highest number of elementary classes over 25 students. The state recommends 23 students per elementary school class.
Emmorton is also the elementary school with the highest average class size, with 24.5 students per class. William Paca/Old Post Road has the lowest average class size by far, at 10.1 students per class.
Among nine county middle schools, Edgewood has the lowest average class size at 19.6 students per class; the highest average class size is 24.1 students, at Bel Air. Southampton has the most middle school classes in the county over 30 students.
Among the ten public high schools, Fallston has the lowest average class size at 18.6 students per class; Bel Air has the highest average, at 25.6. Bel Air also has the most high school classes over 30 students.
Below is the full text of the Superintendent’s Report on Enrollment and Capacity:
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