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Reasons to Select SCPS

Reasons to Select Somerset County Public Schools

  • Progressive school system
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Excellent school facilities: five elementary, one intermediate, two high schools and a Career & Technology Center
  • Reasonable and comparatively attractive class sizes: Primary (18-1), Elementary (22-1), Intermediate (24-1), High (22-1), approximately 3000 total students
  • Current and advanced technology. All schools are wired. Internet access in every classroom in the county.
  • Ideal location: rural but within easy driving distance to urban centers (Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Dove, Annapolis) and the Atlantic beaches.
  • Low cost of living compared to more urban areas.
  • Low incidences of crime
  • Small school system with individualized attention for employees
  • Rich and consistent program of staff development
  • Strong and Supportive New Teacher Program with a variety of support experiences, a mentor program, and orientation seminars.
  • Strong parent, business and community support to the school system
  • Successful research based reading program in place
  • Advanced placement and online course offerings in the high schools.