Number of Maryland Homeschool Children
Each year, Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City report the number of homeschoolers registered in their jurisdiction to the Maryland State Department of Education. The reported numbers are gleaned from the Notice of Intent paperwork submitted by new families beginning to homeschool, as well as families who affirm their intent to continue educating their children at home, including those who review with their county and with umbrella groups.
Annually, MSDE releases the total number of Maryland children homeschooled by county. The following chart is based upon statistics released by MSDE.
Over the last 16 years, the number of homeschooled children in Maryland has fluctuated. A 3-year slight downward trend, beginning in 2009, reversed course and lead to the highest number of homeschooled children ever in the 2016-17 academic year.
In 2018-19, the last year for reported statistics, recorded 27,561 Maryland children receiving their education at home. Prince George’s County and Baltimore County led the state with more than 3,200 homeschool children, each.
Last modified on July 16, 2020