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HCPS Press Kit

This Press Kit is designed to assist members of the news media with their coverage of our school system.

More than 37,000 students are enrolled in Harford County Public Schools (HCPS). The school system has the eighth largest student enrollment of the 24 public school systems in Maryland. Approximately 5,000 people are employed by the school system to provide the necessary educational programs and supporting services for the students.

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We will inspire and prepare each student to achieve success in college and career.

Each student will attain academic and personal success in a safe and caring environment that honors the diversity of our students and staff.


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- Three leaves symbolize the generations that have progressed through the system and also represent elementary, middle and high school. The implied motion in the circle, coupled with the growth represented in the leaves, demonstrates the progressive nature of the school system’s commitment to student achievement.


Superintendent Sean W. Bulson, Ed.D.

Board of Education – Senate Bill 629 (2009 Session of the Maryland General Assembly), effective July 1, 2009, changes the Board of Education of Harford County from a fully appointed Board to an elected-appointed Board consisting of six elected members and three members appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland for four-year terms to be phased in over a period of time. In addition, there is a student representative to the Board who serves a one-year term while a high school senior. The Board sets policy, and the Superintendent and administrative staff manage the system's day-to-day operation.

School Calendars

Strategic Plan/Key Initiatives

Our Schools – Currently, HCPS has 33 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine comprehensive high schools, the John Archer School (a special school for students with disabilities), Harford Technical High School and the Alternative Education Program -- making a total of 54 schools.

Feeder Schools Sheet

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