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Pocomoke Elementary School

Pocomoke Elementary School is located in Pocomoke City, Maryland, next to the beautiful Pocomoke River. We serve 400 students in grades PreK through 3. The faculty of our school believes all children can learn. We focus on instruction and our considerable resources to make that belief a reality. Our school motto is: Every Child Achieving - Every Adult Contributing.

School Profile

Mission Statement

The Pocomoke City Public Schools, an enthusiastic rural learning community, work collaboratively to empower all students to pursue rigorous academic standards and to develop into responsible, involved lifelong learners who can excel in their endeavors and fulfill their personal dreams in a global society.

School Highlights and Awards

Pocomoke Elementary School was named a Highest Performing Title I Reward School for 2014, based on the large gains in student achievement. The Maryland Department of Education recognized Pocomoke Elementary School as one of the top 10 elementary schools in the area of mathematics. Based on MSA Math Scores for 2013, Pocomoke Elementary tied for number one in the state among elementary schools with similar demographics, having a FARMS (Free and Reduced Meals) population greater than 50 percent. In addition, in the Spring of 2014, Pocomoke Elementary was recognized for achieving a Maryland Superlative Highest Performing Rewards School status for outstanding performance in the areas of Reading and Math. In 2012, Pocomoke Elementary School (PES) was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, a Maryland Blue Ribbon School, a Maryland Superlative Highest Performing Rewards School, and a National Distinguished Title I School. Pocomoke Elementary School achieved its original accreditation through the Middle States Association in 2004 and again in 2011. Project Intervene, an extended day center of learning housed in two of our local churches, was recognized in October 2002 by the Maryland State Department of Education for its work in helping minorities to excel. Our PreK program at PES has been validated by the State of Maryland. For seven years in a row, we have been named by the state as a PBIS Gold School. In 2008, our school received a superior status. Pocomoke Elementary School became a Maryland Character Education School of the Year, a Panasonic National School Change Finalist, and was recognized by the Maryland Association of Curriculum and Supervisors as a Program of Excellence. In 2010, the school was named a Panasonic National School Change Winner - only one of six in the United States established to recognize schools that have risen to exemplary status based on student achievement. In 2011, PES received the Silver Hammer Award and was recognized in an awards ceremony by the Comptroller's Office in Annapolis. This recognition celebrated the commitment to superior building maintenance.

Special Programs

Early Childhood Education, Early Success and Soar to Success Reading Programs, Wireless Internet Lab, I-Ready Lab, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program, FAME, Response to Intervention, SEFEL, Origo Math

After School Programs

C.A.R.E. Academies

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Volunteer Program, SIAC, and Title I Parent Advisor Committee


Mr. Michael Browne
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Melissa Freistat
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Robyn Donoway
2119 Pocomoke Beltway

Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Pre-K through 3
School Day
Begins at 7:45 AM; Ends at 3:15 PM
400 students
38 Teachers, 13 Educational Assistants, 4 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 2 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 1 Technology Coach, 1 Speech Therapist, 3 Custodians
School Built
Total Size
21 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio