The Mayo area has some of the best schools in the county which is one o fat many reasons why residents choose move here. Our area is serviced by they South River feeder system which consists of South River High School, Central Middle School, Crofton Woods Middle School, Mayo Elementary, Edgewater Elementary, Davidsonville Elementary, and Crofton Meadows Elementary. The Mayo Peninsula directly feeds into Mayo Elementary, Central Elementary, Central Middle and South River High School. South River High is considered 'closed' which means that it has met 90% of state capacity. Central Middle and Central Elementary are close behind. Overcrowding is schools create larger classes and reduce the quality of education in the classroom as well as limit access to school related materials such as texts and computers. As stated in the last community meeting in May 2016, in areas where schools are closed, building permits should be on hold for 6 years to allow the time for enrollment to stabilize at which time they will be approved for building.