Maryland Dorchester County Public Schools

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Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary. The County was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.

County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613

Map of Dorchester County, MDDorchester County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 557.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 56.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 4.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 28.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.36 persons compared to an average family size of 2.86 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $32,991. Per capita income grew by 19.1% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 31,401 Covered Employment 12,028
Growth (%) since 1990 3.9% Average wage per job $30,417
Households (2000) 12,706 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 23.7%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 17,328 Average wage per job $32,991
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $27,290 Average wage per job $30,416
Median Household Income (2003) $34,642 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 13.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 74.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 12.0 Average wage per job $41,344
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1. CAMBRIDGE-SOUTH DORCHESTER HIGH
Address: 2475 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-9224
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 888
Grades: 9-12

2. CHOPTANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1103 Mace’s Ln, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-4950
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 260
Grades: PK-5

3. DORCHESTER County
Enrollment: SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
Address: 2465 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-3457
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

4. HURLOCK ELEMENTARY
Address: 301 Charles St, Hurlock, MD 21643
Phone: (410) 943-3303
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 442
Grades: PK-5

5. MACES LANE MIDDLE
Address: 1101 Maces Ln, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-2111
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 555
Grades: 6-8

6. MAPLE ELEMENTARY
Address: 5225 Egypt Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-8577
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 384
Grades: PK-5

7. NORTH DORCHESTER HIGH
Address: 5875 Cloverdale Rd, Hurlock, MD 21643
Phone: (410) 943-4511
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 531
Grades: 9-12

8. NORTH DORCHESTER MIDDLE
Address: 5745 Cloverdale Rd, Hurlock, MD 21643
Phone: (410) 943-3322
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 400
Grades: 6-8

9. SANDY HILL ELEMENTARY
Address: 1503 Glasgow St, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-7978
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 442
Grades: PK-5

10. SOUTH DORCHESTER SCHOOL
Address: 3485 Church Creek Rd, Church Creek, MD 21622
Phone: (410) 397-3434
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 183
Grades: PK-8

11. THE JUDY CENTER
Address: 1405 Glasgow St, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 221-5268
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

12. VIENNA ELEMENTARY
Address: 4905 Ocean Gateway, Vienna, MD 21869
Phone: (410) 376-3151
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 172
Grades: PK-5

13. WARWICK ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 549, Secretary, MD 21664
Phone: (410) 943-8151
County: Dorchester County
Enrollment: 303
Grades: PK-5