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Do you have children or looking to start a family? One of the most important decisions facing young couples are that of schools. If you're unsure of a home's school district or would like additional information on a school district, then you can locate a public school district using a specific address, CLICK HERE.

To view, or find, ratings on both public and private schools in Ellicott City, visit the link at "Great Schools".

To view the 2013 Maryland report card for Howard County public schools, visit the link at "MD Report Card". This site also allows you to view report cards for individual schools.


Ellicott City was once know as Ellicott's Mills. Three Quaker brothers, John, Andrew and Joseph Ellicott came to this area in 1771 from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They grew wheat and power for grinding came from the Patapsco River. It was the Ellicott brothers who persuaded Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, to plant wheat at his estate. The Ellicott brothers built roads, a bridge and wharf in Baltimore, introduced the wagon brake, erected iron works, built schools and many other buildings.

Andrew Ellicott and Benjamin Banneker, a free African American man and neighbor, were commissioned to survey the boundaries for the new capital, Washington DC in 1791. Mr. Banneker later built the first clock made in America and to publish Almanacs.

The city was granted a charter in 1867 and the name changed to Ellicott City. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's first 13 miles connected Baltimore to Ellicott City. beginning in 1831. The first railroad terminal in the U.S. was built here in 1832.