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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 a spacious Media Center, a beautiful and educational nature trail, an amazing interactive playground, two computer labs, high speed wireless internet, and a variety of technologies to enhance student learning.

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. Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of teaching and learning. Each and every student has specific learning needs which we strive to meet. We also have a strong PTA and many active, generous community organizations that provide 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

2005 National Blue Ribbon School, 2004 Maryland Blue Ribbon School

Special Programs

Monthly Reading Calendar 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, 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, 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
544 students
40 Teachers, 15 Educational Assistants, 2 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 2 Secretaries, 1 Curriculum Resource Teacher, 4 Custodians, 1 Tech Coach - Reading/Math Resource Teacher Instructional Coach
School Built
Total Size
Portable Classrooms
30 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio