Hampstead Elementary School, opened in 1985, is located in the northeastern part of Carroll County. Our students live in the town of Hampstead and the rural community that surrounds it. Our student population is approximately 360 children. Upon leaving here, our students attend either North Carroll Middle School or Shiloh Middle School and then move on to Manchester Valley High School.
HES houses a Special Education Autism and Special Education Life Skills Program for the community. We serve students with a variety of special needs for Ebb Valley, Manchester, Spring Garden, Sandymount, and Hampstead Elementary Schools. These services include Infant and Toddlers through fifth grade, as well as general education curricula. We also house itinerant special education staff that assist students and teachers at Hampstead and surrounding schools in meeting the needs of students.
We are so proud to be a Blue Ribbon School!
Six Maryland public schools were selected as 2019-2020 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools. All six were honored as Exemplary High Performing Schools, which places them in at least the top 15 percent of all schools in Maryland based on state assessment scores in Math and English Language Arts (ELA).
"We are proud to have some of the best schools in America, and December 10, 2019 we are are recognizing the very best of the best," said Governor Larry Hogan. "These schools are proof that with strong collaboration between dedicated educators, families, and communities we can close the achievement gap, prepare our students, and give Maryland's children hope for a better future. Congratulations to all of our deserving winners."
"Each of these schools is a unique combination of students, teachers, staff, and families working hard to create a truly outstanding environment for growth and learning," said Dr. Karen Salmon. "Maryland's Blue Ribbon Schools are providing our students knowledge and skills to succeed in life, and their communities are providing the support which is so vital for success. Congratulations to our Blue Ribbon Schools!"
Each school will receive a Maryland Blue Ribbon flag, a monetary prize, $1,000 in office supplies, interactive technology equipment, and a school congratulations party. A dinner in Annapolis will be held in honor of the winning schools on March 2, 2020. On that date, each Blue Ribbon School will be honored by the Maryland House of Delegates an Senate. The schools will also be invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply to be National Blue Ribbon Schools.