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For the past 50 years, our highly qualified staff, at William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School has worked tirelessly to help all students achieve academic excellence. Our location on Old Philadelphia Road ensures that our students come from a diverse geographic area and mandates that our school vision emphasizes inclusion for all, an appreciation for diversity, and a focus on student achievement.

A variety of program offerings help us to accommodate the diverse learning styles of our students. Support programs such as Pre-Kindergarten, School-wide Enrichment, Special Education, outreach programs for School Health Readiness and Key Point which facilitates success for the whole child. Title I resources provide family liaisons, who provide ongoing support between home and school, para-educator classroom support, Title 1 Teacher Specialists who work with teachers to analyze data to improve instruction, and state of the art technology that enhances instruction.. Our Teacher Mentors, Reading & Math Specialists, and Instructional Facilitator provide ongoing opportunities for staff development and assist with academic events for families. Our use of scientific research based intervention programs, such as Read About, LLI, Fundations, Wilson, Success Make Math and Dream Box, continue to provide valuable additional practice opportunities.

Parents are welcomed to volunteer and are encouraged to become active decision makers in our educational process. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, our Family Advisory Team, School Improvement team (SIT) and PTA. If you are interested in serving on any of these teams, please provide your contact information to our Family Liaisons.

Our School Improvement Team and the Instructional Leadership Team utilize existing data and research-based best practices to target areas for school-wide improvement. Our current School Improvement Plan has identified reading, math and positive behavior goals as our focus for achieving continuous, ongoing school improvement. At William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary, we strive to achieve academic excellence every day.

Gail I. Dunlap

Home of the Penguins

Main Phone: 410 612-2033

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
PreK a.m. session - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PreK p.m. session - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ADDITIONS/RENOVATIONS 1964, 1985, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012

Gail I. Dunlap

Renee Burgess
Mark Warfield

Alberta Porter

School Data and Characteristics

The Maryland State Department of Education,, provides school-by-school information on the following:

  • Demographics - includes attendance rate, enrollment, student mobility and teacher characteristics.
  • Assessments - includes High School Assessment (HSA) data and/or Maryland School Assessment (MSA data)
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - the method by which Maryland tracks academic progress and makes accountability decisions.

Click here to view the Maryland School Performance Reports

This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

Harford County Public School