• Wednesday, February 20 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Miércoles, el 20 de febrero - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

  • Welcome Back to School 2018-2019 

    Please Check our Announcement Section for Upcoming Events
  • School Information

    Principal: Ms. Mckenna Lewis 
    Assistant Principal: Laura Carr-Degen
    CSEP Coordinator: Dr. Shamarlas Allens

    School Hours

    7:45am - 1:55pm

    *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.

    Read our Mission Statement >>  

    View our School Uniform Policy >> 

    Staff List >>

  • Quicklinks

  • Calendar of Events


  • Announcements

    • Literacy Team Challenge
      James H. Harrison Elementary School's Literacy Team is encouraging “Reader Leaders” and we need your support. Aim to read at least 20 minutes a day!
    • PTA Parent Interest Meeting
      Attention!!! All parents, please plan to join us and MDPTA representatives on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. We will conduct our PTA Election. We hope to see you there!
    • Attendance Contest
      Let's set those clocks and get to school on time! School starts at 7:25 am. We want your student to win the Attendance Contest!
    • Career Day
      Please contact Ms. Akpan at allera.akpan@pgcps.org if you would like to participate this year.
    • School Volunteers
      Please contact Mrs. Tarver-Smith at deborah.tarversmith@pgcps.org for more details. 
    • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

      Please CLICK on the flyer link provided below and plan to dine-in or drive thru at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. It’s a fundraiser opportunity!!! Enjoy a night off and support our school. Mention James H. Harrison ES when you order.

      Chik-fil-A Spirit Night Flyer

  • Here are a few highlights which make 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.