Located in the rural countryside of Harford County, Dublin Elementary services approximately 260 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. In 1867 Dublin became part of the public school system as a two-room school until the first part of the present building was constructed in 1916. The first of several renovations occurred in 1930, adding a gymnasium and additional classrooms by 1939. The last major renovation was in 1987. Students graduated from Dublin until 1949 after which North Harford High School was established.
Despite its small size, Dublin offers many services and programs to help “Make Dublin Proud!” Our pre-kindergarten program prepares students to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Many in-school intervention opportunities are provided to our students in the areas of reading and math on a long and short term basis, School-Wide Enrichment, chorus and band offer remediation and enrichment opportunities for our students. Selected students will participate in school interventions as well as enrichment. It is our goal to have our programs implemented in the classroom with students receiving the full benefit of certified teachers, specialists, and support staff working in the general education classroom to provide support and enrichment.
At Dublin, parents, students, teachers, staff members and community members all share in the responsibility of creating an environment that is conducive to learning and one which helps everyone to discover their true talents. The PTA supports parental involvement and is very active in providing volunteers and funding to assist staff and students. The staff has developed a school improvement plan that targets student achievement. This plan drives our staff development and the establishment of the Professional Development Calendar within our school.
Community involvement is very important to Dublin Elementary. The school provides facilities for meetings, sporting events and serves as the host site for Dublin Country Fair held each May. The playground (including basketball and tennis courts) offers a wonderful area for children to play during the summer. Coupled with the pavilion, community members have a great place to come picnic. This summer we began a six month project to install new heating and air conditioning to all parts of the building. We are currently under construction.
As our students learn and grow, they move on to North Harford Middle and High as well as C. Milton Wright. They follow our motto as they go, to “Make Dublin Proud!”
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