Good afternoon! While I can't talk about specific schools with you (for a variety of reasons, but especially because the schools that were great for my daughters and for me might not be the same match for you and your children), Howard County schools are consistently ranked as the best in Maryland. Since Maryland is ranked by Education Weekly as having the best schools in the country, well, you've got the picture! I always suggest to my clients who are relocating here that they visit a couple of schools, and talk to others at their work places or, for that matter, at the grocery store, to get a feel for what makes each school special. Some of my folks have chosen because of a specific academic area such as math, music, social science, or languages, while others have chosen because of extra-curricular strengths such as drama, leadership, and sports. I've been a real estate agent long enough to see two groups of students go from kindergarten through high school, and I've had various parents be happy about their offspring's education in schools throughout the county!