The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,665 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 15.0%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 51.2.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

Swan Meadow

K-8 School

Recognitions & Outreach

School Recognitions

  • 2015 Collected Most Pounds of Food for "The Kids Helping Kids Food and Fund Drive"
  • 2014 Green School Re-Certification
  • 2012 Maryland Council on Economic Education State Poster Contest Winner
  • 2010 MSA Middle School Scores Ranked 5th in State by Baltimore Sun
  • 2010 Green School Re-Certification
  • Maryland School Performance Recognition for the 2009 Maryland State Assessments
  • 2009 Maryland Exemplary Reading Program School
  • 2009 ALTA Award for Maryland Traditions
  • 2003 - 2013 Kids Helping Kids Food Drive State Recognition

Student Recognitions

  • Young Authors Contest County & State Winners
  • State Finalist for the Letters About Literature Contest

Special Projects & Activities

  • Extending Sustainable Produce Production w/Low Tunnel System
  • Schoolyard Garden
  • Schoolyard Wildflower Meadow
  • Monarch Weigh Station
  • Camp Hickory Nature Hall & Planetarium Visits
  • Middle School Home Arts & Woodworking
  • Annual Harvest Sale
  • School Christmas Program
  • Living History Program
  • Character Education Program

Community Outreach

  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing
  • Kids Helping Kids Food Drive
  • St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon
  • Valentine Love Gifts & Cards
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Compassion Child Sponsorship
  • Project Linus Blanket Donations