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Showell Elementary School

Showell Elementary is a PreK through 3rd grade school located in a beautiful rural setting between the town of Showell and scenic Ocean Pines. We are just a stone's throw away from the magnificent Ocean City beaches. Our facility offers two computer labs, internet connected classrooms, a spacious Media Center, a beautiful and educational nature trail, a student-built and maintained butterfly garden, a serene outdoor garden classroom, a renovated cafeteria and gymnasium, and a challenging state-of-the-art playground.

Our facility also offers full-time Art, English Language Learner, Speech, Early Intervention, Music, Physical and Special Education teachers, a Curriculum Resource Teacher, as well as a full-time Nurse and an outstanding Maintenance Staff. We are fully staffed to provide the best education and a happy learning environment for every student. A strong PTA and many active, generous community organizations provide talent as well as financial and educational support.

School Profile

Mission Statement

Student's Mission Statement:

Our mission is to encourage

Productive citizens

Who become

Responsible, life-long learners,


Instruction that is challenging for all

In a

Diverse and safe environment,

And share

Excellence in partnership

With our school,

Our families,

And our community.

School Motto: To Do Is To Be

School Website:

School Highlights and Awards

2011-2012 Accreditation from Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools; 2005 National Blue Ribbon School, 2004 Maryland Blue Ribbon School; 2010 Maryland State Department of Education Validation for PreK and K; 2004 and 2002 Department of Natural Resources Environmental Excellence; 2003-2008 Distinguished Partnership in Teacher Education Award; 2003 Maryland's Elementary Guidance Counselor of the Year Ed Reid.

Special Programs

Monthly Reading Graph Initiative, Character Kid of the Month, Literacy Library, Summer Academy Program, Volunteer Support Groups, Jump Rope for Heart, Read Across America Day, Tech Fest, Science Fair, Book Fairs, Musical Programs, Yearbook, Young Authors Contest, Maryland Month Program, Fall Festival, Third Grade Bridging Ceremony, PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies.

After School Academy

Showell Elementary's After School Academy is school regulated and similar to other county programs. The staff selected to serve this program must meet county and state qualifications. The purpose of the program is to provide a fully supervised and safe environment for students from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program provides homework assistance, tutoring in reading and math, technology instruction, art appreciation and other academic activities.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

PTA Functions, SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee), Parent Volunteer Program, Maryland Month Program, School and County Science Fair, Technology Fest, and Fine Arts Festival.


Ms. Diane Shorts
Assistant Principal
Mr. Joshua Hamborsky
Guidance Counselor
Mr. Ed Reid
11318 Showell School Rd.
Berlin, MD 21811
Pre-K through Grade 3
School Day
Begins at 8:30 AM; Ends at 3:30 PM
533 students
42 Teachers, 17 Educational Assistants, 2 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 2 Secretaries, 1 Curriculum Resource Teacher, 4 Custodians, 1 Tech Coach
School Built
Total Size
Portable Classrooms
30 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio