James H. Harrison Elementary Schools Mission Statement         

The staff of James H. Harrison Elementary School is dedicated to teaching all students the designated curriculum of the Prince George's County Public School System, as aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. James H. Harrison Elementary School provides an educational experience that will enable students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become life-long learners in the technological, global society in which we live. Our goal is to ensure all students graduate college and career ready. As members of a professional learning community, we will encourage the continued growth and learning of all stakeholders, including students, parents, staff members, administrators, and the community at large.  Through the use of informal and formal assessments, all stakeholders will work collaboratively to assist each student in achieving their individual potential. We establish a safe, nurturing and supportive atmosphere in which our students can grow and learn academically, socially, and emotionally.   


Principal: Dr. Wanda Williams

Assistant Principals: Laura Carr-Degen & George Thayer

CSEP Coordinator: Dr. Shamarlas Allens 

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Here are a few highlights which makes our school special... 

-We offer our Talented and Gifted students specialized instruction to meet their unique learning needs. This year, we have a team of TAG students who will participate in Destination Imagination. 

- Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade participate in instrumental music.  

- A team of 6th grade students participate in an Accelerated Reading and Mathematics program. 

- We have Chromebooks and a full computer lab to provide technologically forward instruction.  

- In 2016, we started the journey into becoming an Arts Integrated School to support a more diversified curriculum. 

- Our students have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and show their personal best within two different county based Special Education Programs. These programs are: Community Referenced Program and the Comprehensive Special Education Program.  

- We have an award winning student film team which placed 1st in the 2016 PGCPS Film Festival.

- Our ESOL students participate in an after school program which is geared towards teaching language and literacy and technology. 


Required State and County Assessment Testing Windows


Below are the windows in which certain assessments will be administered. These dates are subject to changes.  Your classroom teacher will provide you with the exact date your child will be testing, as we get closer to the assessment.


Name of Assessment


Testing Dates

ACCESS for English Language Learners  (English Proficiency Test)


January 9 – March 3

Math Inventory (MI)

2 - 6

February 13 – March 3

Alternative Maryland State Assessment-Science (ALT-MSA Science)


March 15 – May 30

Muli-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)


March 31 – May 12

Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)


March 13 – March 31

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Career,  English Language Arts and Math


3 – 6

April 10 – May 30

Alternative Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (ALT- MISA)


March 15 – May 30

Comprehensive Reading/Language Arts Data Capture


May 1 - 26

Measure of Academic Progress Reading (MAP R)


May 8 – June 2

Upcoming Events and Activities

 Career Day 

May 11th

Picture Day 

May 15th

Field Day

May 26th

Memorial Day (School Closed)

May 29th  

 School Hours 


*Students should arrive to school no earlier than 7:25 am and remain no later than 1:55 pm. 

*Early departures are granted until 1:30 pm daily.            



*Breakfast is served in the classroom from 7:25 am until 7:45 am.      













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