More than 40,500 students are enrolled in Harford County's Public Schools. The school system has the seventh largest student enrollment of the 24 public school systems in Maryland. Presently there are 32 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 8 high schools, and the John Archer School. Aberdeen Proving Ground is located in the Harford County School District, and children residing on post will either attend Roye-Williams Elementary, Aberdeen Middle School, or Aberdeen High School as there are currently no elementary, middle, or high schools on either Aberdeen Proving Ground or the Edgewood Area.
The John Archer School provides specialized education programs for students will special needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom. Instruction at home is available to students who, because of medical or emotional reasons, are unable to attend the public school . Home teachers are employed for homebound students. Parents can contact Student Services office at 410-588-5334, if they feel their child may have need of these services.
The Board of Education determines by the area of residence which school a student will attend. The residence of the student is considered the same as the residence of his parent or legally appointed guardian. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions concerning the boundaries of a school's attendance area, call the school system's Transportation Office at 410-638-4092 for assistance.
When moving into the community, registration should be completed as soon as possible. To register, parents must present the child's birth certificate and immunization record, and also proof of residency (electric or phone bill, or a valid builder's contract with date of anticipated completion or for APG military personnel, a statement from the housing office).