Somerset County School District

(1)Important information regarding the water at J.M. Tawes is posted below on this homepage under News and Announcements.  Related Connect Ed messages will be sent Friday May 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. to students and parents............  (2)Students at GES and PAES to attend school for 1/2 day each on June 12 and June 13 to accommodate teacher moves due to re-alignment of the two schools.  For more details look at the information in News and Announcements. Scroll down this page.......... (3) Click on Links and then on the Dropdown Wor-Wic Dual Enrollment to learn more about this opportunity for our high school students.

Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Somerset County Public School System webpage! It is a great honor to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Over this school year I have enjoyed working with staff, parents, school groups and community organizations as we strive to make Somerset County Public Schools the top performing school system in the state of Maryland. It seems just like yesterday we started the new school year. Now, as the spring breeze is just around the corner, we find ourselves making summer plans for professional development, finalizing summer cleaning schedules and making preparations for the 2017-2018 school year. As a system we remain committed to providing students with an educational program that meets their individual needs while at the same time challenging and stretching their limits intellectually. We have currently adjusting our budget to meet the financial contributions made by our local, state and federal legislators. Academically we are preparing for the PARCC Assessments and beginning the scheduling process for next year to make sure each of our students have a school schedule that is rigorous and meets their needs. We want all students to be college and career ready. By expecting continuous improvement we will reach our goals! In the coming months we will be publicizing 2017 - 2018 school dates and other important dates that will cover the fall and start of the school year. We are continuing our work in making sure we are prepared and ready for the challenges that lie ahead! Please take advantage of our website and check occasionally so you can hear about the exciting plans for the upcoming year. Our goal continues to remain the same and we are focused on providing the best education for the students of our communities! “Success Nothing Less” is alive and well in Somerset County!!! I wish all of our staff, students and parents a safe and productive summer season!

Dr. John B. Gaddis

Superintendent of Schools