Baltimore County, specifically Lutherville-Timonium, has some of the best public schools in Maryland. Our three kids have attended kindergarten through high school here and they've all done very well. There could be more emphasis on the arts but unfortunately that is true of virtually all U.S. public schools. Teachers are generally very dedicated and we've known many to go well above and beyond what is required of them to give their students a good education. The schools are a great reason to live in this area.