Welcome to Hickory Elementary School

Hickory Elementary School is a place where ALL students become successful, life-long learners, responsible citizens and healthy individuals.  Students are eager to learn, mindful and empathic. Teachers and support staff are actively engaged in professional learning opportunities which allow us to stay abreast of research-based instructional strategies. The School Performance and Assessment Team, works collaboratively with our Attribute Teams to implement our designated High-Leverage Strategy of Student Engagement.  Continuous assessment of students’ strengths and areas in need of improvement, through the Classroom Focused Improvement Process (CFIP), leads to effective instructional practices. We are a Trauma-informed staff who have worked to build meaningful relationships with our students and we work with the children to promote meaningful relationships between them.  With a focus on differentiation, we have been able to provide effective and appropriate instruction for each student’s developmental level. Students greatly benefit from this collaborative and adaptive approach to teaching and learning.  Hickory Elementary is a proud member of Harford County’s STRIVE program, working daily to meet the needs of these unique learners.

Our daily schedule provides large periods of predictable, uninterrupted instructional time, making it possible for students’ needs to be addressed through regrouping, intervention, or enrichment.  Our schedule also includes a portion of time everyday for classes to meet together to strengthen their relationships with one another.

Hickory Elementary enjoys a strong and well-organized Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and volunteer group. Fundraising, student recognition, and supporting many special events, are just a few of the activities of these groups.  Convenient for our school community, the Hotspots program provides before and after school care onsite.

Motivated students, a dedicated staff, a great deal of family involvement, and high expectations from all stakeholders contributed to Hickory Elementary School being recognized as one of Maryland’s Blue Ribbon Schools in 2007 and in September 2008 Hickory was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  With great pride in 2013, Hickory was identified as an EGATE school or a school exemplifying Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education.  Hickory is also proud to be recognized as a Sustaining Green School.

Hickory Elementary is a comprehensive and inclusive school, fully dedicated to meeting the needs of many different types of learners.  Come and see what we do, we love to show off!!

Engage the heart, engage the mind!!

Brad Stinar, Principal



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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

R. Bradley Stinar, Principal
Sherry Thier, Assistant Principal

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened: 1950
Additions/Renovations:  1955, 1960, 1968, 1982, 1997, 1998, 2020
School Capacity:  668
Total Enrollment:  632 (2021) 
Classroom Teachers:  45 (2021)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on www.mdreportcard.org. This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

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