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    Summer Office Hours (June 19th-August 4th) M-Th 7:30-5:30 

    Join us for our Sneak Peek Hour on September 5th from 1:30-2:30. Click here for more information.

    August 2017 - Tiger Gazette - Click Here for the Most Current Back to School Information

    Please click here to access our Updated School Supply List 
    James H. Harrison 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 

    Click Here for our Pre-Kindergarten Accreditation Evaluation 


    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. 


     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.      


    School Uniforms

    • Navy Blue Tops: Polo/collared shirts (long or short sleeves), Peter Pan button up blouse for girls,  and Sweaters/sweater vests for cool weather must be navy blue


    • Khaki Bottoms: Shorts, pants, skirts, jumpers, skorts, and capris (length should meet PGCPS standard dress code requirements…finger tip policy) ABSOLUTELY NO CARGO PANTS!! Bottoms should fit properly and not sag below the waist (belts for all pants with belt loops), Solid color Leggings or tights are permitted underneath skirts in cold weather


    • Shoes: Students may wear their choice of rubber sole shoes. However, 80% of the shoe MUST BE a solid color!!!! NO BRIGHT or NEON COLORS, the following is NOT PERMITTED: ANY light-up, character, Heelys, sandals, animal print, flip flops, open toe, high heels or wedge shoes.