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Snow Hill Elementary School

Snow Hill Elementary School serves the Town of Snow Hill, population 2,100, as well as the surrounding farmlands and unincorporated boroughs of central Worcester County. Agriculture, specifically poultry and grain production, is the county's major industrial employer. Snow Hill, the county seat, is located along the scenic Pocomoke River.

Snow Hill Elementary School (SHES) serves approximately 410 students in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade, and is part of a consortium of schools that also includes Snow Hill Middle School (grades 4-8) and Snow Hill High School (grades 9-12).

Snow Hill Elementary School is a Title 1 school with a focus on parent and community involvement. Additionally, SHES is a Professional Development School that partners with Salisbury University. This patnership allows uniersity education majors the opportunity to put theory into practice.

In 2004, Snow Hill Elementary School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School as well as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Snow Hill Elementary is also recognized as a Gold Level Positive Behavior Recognition and Supports (PBIS) school through the Maryland State Department of Education and fully implements PBIS and Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL). Additionally, the Judy Center, located at SHES, ensures school-readiness for all pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students through a network of education, health and social serivces.

The staff at Snow Hill Elementary School believes in the significance of working together as a team. The mission of the school reflects the importance of involving the students, families, school, and community in the educational process. This belief in the development of life-long learning skills to promote success in an ever-changing society is the key to ensure that the needs of all students are met at Snow Hill Elementary School. The vision of Snow Hill Elementary School is all students will be enthusiastic learners and college and career ready upon graduation.

School Profile

Mission Statement

Snow Hill Elementary, a school built on strong relationships with high academic standards, provides a positive learning environment for all students by fostering the strengths, talents, and resources of students, educators, and the community. We show respect for ourselves, peers, teachers, and the environment. We are safe throughout the day in our building, on the playground, and in our community. We are responsible for developing intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. We will stay prepared for an ever-changing society by being lifelong learners.

School Highlights and Awards

National Blue Ribbon 2004/2005, Maryland Blue Ribbon 2003/2004, PBIS Exemplar School 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Lowes Award 2014, 2015, Community Foundation of Eastern Shore Award 2014, Spear Trust Award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Maryland Artist Council Grant, 2013, 2014, 2015, Dollar General Grant, 2015

Special Programs

Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Center, Worcester County HIPPY (Home Instruction Program for the Parents of Preschool Youngsters), 21st Century Community Learning Centers CARE After School Academy, Haven House After School Tutorial Program, Special Education Inclusion, Full Day Kindergarten, Half Day PreKindergarten, Early Intervention Class, SHES Food Pantry supported by Maryland Food Bank

After School Programs

Haven House After School Tutorial, 21st Century Community Learning Centers CARE After School Academy

Parent Involvement Opportunities

School Volunteer Program, PTA, SIAC, Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee


Dr. Mary Anne Cooper
Assistant Principal
Mr. David Gell
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. LaVerne Cray
515 Coulbourne Lane

Snow Hill, MD 21863


Pre-K through Grade 3
School Day
Begins at 8:05 AM; Ends at 3:05 PM
380 students
28 Teachers, 13 Educational Assistants, 4 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 1 PRtI Coach, 1 Instructional Math Coach, 1 Reading Resource Teacher, 3 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 1 Tech Coach, 3 Custodians
School Built
Total Size
Portable Classrooms
26 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio