All about Prince George’s County, MD Schools

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When it comes to relocating, families with children have to consider several factors before making a final decision. While safety, cost of living, and employment opportunities are important, choosing a quality school system tops the list.

Every parent wants their child to have a solid educational foundation to set them up for future success. If you’re considering a move to Prince George’s County, MD, this article is for you.

Here we’ll provide an in-depth look at the area’s most prominent schools, including SAT scores, overall school ratings, and other notable features so you can make an informed decision about your child’s education.

Grab your pencil and notebook and let’s learn more about both public and private school options in Prince George’s County, MD by location.


Landover is an unincorporated community in Prince George’s County, MD that’s home to nearly 26,000 residents. Located in what’s considered the Washington Metropolitan area, Landover attracts both professionals and families with children.

Landover is also home to one of the best district high schools in the area — Fairmont Heights High School. Ranked 163rd in the state and 16th in the county, students enrolled at Fairmont Heights can take Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Nearly 30% of students take advantage of this opportunity. 

The average SAT scores of students at Fairmont Heights are just below 1,000. Most graduates go on to attend the University of Maryland nearby.

Fairmont Heights is only 1 of 33 other high schools in Prince George’s County, MD. Others to consider include Northwestern High and the Royalty Institute. Private school options include New Hope Academy Inc., Highland Park Christian Academy, and Saint Jerome Academy. 

Hyattsville and Adelphi

Speaking of Northwestern High, that’s the next high school on the list. This is the ideal option for those looking to move slightly north to the areas of Hyattsville and Adelphi. Hyattsville is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood with ample opportunity for work, play, and quality education.

Northwestern High is ranked 156th in the entire state and 13th out of the 33 high schools in Prince George’s County, MD. Similar to Fairmont Heights, this high school also offers AP® coursework and exams with the same average participation of 30%. 

The average SAT score at this Maryland high school is 990. Northwestern High is located just a mile away from the highly sought-after University of Maryland in College Park. Towson University is another popular option for graduates in the area.

If you’re considering a move to either Hyattsville or Adelphi, MD, your child can also attend the Academy of Health and Sciences at PGCC or the Math & IT Academy Public Charter School.

Private institutions include the Chelsea School, DeMatha Catholic High School, and the Landon School.


Brentwood is a small suburb of Washington, DC — home to just under 3,500 residents. The neighborhood boasts a dense, suburban feel with most people renting. Brentwood is also home to a diverse mix of families and offers ample outdoor space including local parks and recreational activities. 

When it comes to education, most Brentwood high school students attend the International High School at Langley Park. This high school ranks in the top 100 Maryland high schools, coming in at number 87. It’s also the 4th highest ranked high school in Prince George’s County, MD.

Over 85% of students enrolled here take AP® courses and exams for advanced placement. The average SAT score is comparable to other schools in the area and sits around 900.

In addition to the University of Maryland, graduates of the International High School also attend Prince George’s Community College. Interested parents can also explore private school options in and around Brentwood.

These include, but aren’t limited to, Elizabeth Seton High School, Saint Jerome Academy, and Bishop McNamara High School. 


Cheverly is a small town located just outside of Washington. Founded in 1918 and incorporated in 1931, Cheverly has grown to welcome over 6,000 residents.

The atmosphere of this small town is described as quiet, quaint, and safe. Families with young children have plenty of opportunities for shopping and amusement. 

When it comes to education, most high school students living in Cheverly attend Bladensburg High. Bladensburg is ranked 161st in the state and 15th out of all public schools in Prince George’s County, MD. 

Similar to other local high schools, the average SAT score for graduates hovers around 1,000. Other schools in the area include Parkdale High School and Central High.

For parents looking for private school options, you can consider New Hope Academy Inc. and Highland Park Christian Academy. 

Mt. Rainier 

Another popular place to live outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington DC is Mt. Rainier. Home to over 8,000 residents, the area offers an urban-suburban mix and attracts both professionals and families.

Students living in this area of Prince George’s County can attend their choice of a few local high schools. Some children enroll at the International School at Langley Park while others opt for Fairmont Heights. 

The Academy of Health and Sciences at PGCC is another popular choice and ranks as number 5 out of 21 magnet schools in Maryland. It’s also ranked 28th out of the state’s 224 public high schools. SAT scores out of this high school are above the state average, with most students scoring over 1,200.

Get Ready to Call Prince George’s County, MD Home

There are numerous small towns and family-friendly neighborhoods in Prince George’s County, MD to call home. Most areas are located just outside of DC.

This allows families to work and play in downtown DC while also enjoying the quiet and safety of small-town living. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent in Prince George’s County, MD, the professionals at Nomadic Real Estate can help.

We offer everything from property management and leasing services to home sales. Contact our office today at 202-223-9019 for more information on what’s available.

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Enhanced Rent Roll Report:

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The Documents area contains monthly financial statements:

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  • The statements in the Documents are are static documents. They are posted to the portal once a month to serve as a historical record of financial performance. 

Download a statement to see month and YTD financials:

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You'll also find a month-over-month operating statement:

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You can use your owner portal to communicate with our team. Any messages you send through the portal will go straight to your Account Manager. When we reply, you’ll get an email notification and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

Here’s an overview of using the communication platform:

Click "Communications" and navigate to "Conversations":

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Click the "New Message" button and send your message:

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Understanding the Ledger

Your portal includes a ledger with all transactions. The ledger is populated with data in real-time as transactions flow through our accounting software. Much of this information is also available in the Reports area, as well as the Statements in your Documents library, but the ledger is the most comprehensive resource for diving into the details. 

Please scroll through the sections below to get a better understanding of how to interpret the ledger. 

By default, transactions are sorted chronologically:

Owner Ledger Dates
  • The date reflected in the lefthand column is the actual transaction date, not the “bill date”. This is the date the transaction was actually processed. 

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The Description column displays the transaction type:

Owner Ledger Description Column
  • BILL: this is an expense transaction, such as for repair costs or management fees.
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  • NACHA EXPORT: this is a credit we processed to your distribution account. This type of transaction is how you get paid! 

The Amount column shows the dollar value of each transaction:

Owner Ledger Amount Column
  • Positive Amounts: if an amount is positive, it reflects a transaction that is payable to you. Typically, this will be a rent payment that we collected from your tenants. On occasion, a positive number could also signify a journal entry or credit adjustment. 
  • Negative Amounts:  if an amount is negative, this is a transaction that is either payable to Nomadic or is an amount that has already been paid to you. Typically this will be for repair costs or management/leasing fees. Owner draws (net distributions into your checking/savings account) also reflect as negative amounts, since they have already been paid to you. 

The Account Balance column shows a sum of positive/negative transactions at a given point in time:

Owner Ledger Account Balance Column
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Navigating the Propertyware Owner Portal

Your portal includes some extremely useful features that help you understand your property’s financial performance at a new level, with real-time transparency into every transaction.

Scroll through the snapshots below for an overview of portal navigation! If you need more help or have specific questions about using the portal, you can reach out to your Account Manager any time for a screen share. 

You can filter all info by date range or property:

PW Portal Filters

View a snapshot of income and expenses on your dashboard:

PW Owner Dashboard View

See every transaction in real-time on your ledger:

Owner Portal Ledger View

Statements and forms will be posted to your documents library:

Owner Portal Document Library

View a suite of real-time financial reports:

Portal Reports View

See a running list of all bills, and drill down for more detail:

Owner Portal Bills View

Under Bill Details, you'll find dates/descriptions/amounts and more:

Portal Bill Details

You can also communicate with your Account Manager through the portal:

Owner Portal Communication Tools

How do net distributions work?

Net distributions keep your accounting clean and simple. Each month we’ll collect rent from the tenants, deduct any repair expenses for the previous month and any management/leasing fees for the current month, and credit the remaining net operating income to your account. 

Net Distribution

You’ll receive a statement via email each time a net distribution is processed, and can view all transaction details in your Propertyware owner portal.