About Us

PES at a Glance

Principal

Dr. Michael Browne

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Melissa Freistat

Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Robyn Donoway

Address

2119 Pocomoke Beltway

Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Phone

410-632-5130

Fax

410-632-5139

Grades

Pre-K through 3

School Day

Begins at 7:45 AM; Ends at 3:15 PM

Enrollment

400 students

Staff

33 Teachers, 13 Educational Assistants, 1 Nurse, 2 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 1 Speech Therapist, 1 Occupational Therapy Assistant, 1 School Psychologist, 1 Family/School Connection Facilitator, 1 School-Based Therapist, 1 Technology Coach, 1 School Resource Officer, 4 Food Service Workers, 3 Custodians

School Built

1976

Addition

1993

Total Size

52,512

Site

21 acres

Teacher to Student Ratio

1:17

Our School - Vision and School Mission

Better Today than Yesterday!‚Äč

The goal of Pocomoke Elementary School is to provide all students the highest quality education that children, parents, and community members expect and deserve.  As a high performing school, we will continue to strive to meet the academic and social needs of all students to help them become successful.  In order to maintain the high level of expected excellence, we will strive to be better today than yesterday.

Vision

All children at PES will work together to grow academically as respectful, responsible learners in a safe, caring, school community.

Mission Statement

PES is a diverse learning community that focuses on academics in a safe, nurturing environment, and in partnership with families and community.  In order to be better today than yesterday we are committed to:
  • Fostering academic excellence and integrity, responsive to individual student goals.
  • Establishing relationships rooted in trust and mutual respect within an atmosphere where students recognize that everyone cares and believes in them.
  • Providing clearly communicated expectations and procedures in order to create a secure environment that addresses the physical and emotional well-being of every individual.
  • Strengthening relationships through collaboration with families and community to support the whole child in their endeavors.

School Highlights and Awards

  • Dr. Browne is named Maryland's National Distinguished Elementary Principal for 2017
  • National Title I Distinguished School for 2017 and 2012:  Only school in MD to receive this honor twice AND within a 5 year period.  This award is for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
  • Maryland Collaborative Model for Peer Coaching School for 2016:  Selected by MSDE to participate in statewide initiative - only school in Worcester County selected.
  • Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant Recipient in 2016:  Sponsoring "Thrive with Five" Outdoor Classroom Project
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant in 2016:  Sponsoring "Reading:  From Cradle to College" - a Student In-Home Library Project
  • Maryland Superlative Highest Performing Rewards School in 2014:  Outstanding performance in the areas of reading and math
  • TangerKids Grant Recipient in 2014:  Sponsoring Young Student Technology Proficiency Project
  • PBIS Gold Recognition in 2014:  Third and highest level awarded
  • Formative Assessment for Maryland Educators School in 2014-2015-2016:  Accepted by MSDE to participate in statewide initiative (3-year participant)

    Special Programs

    Early Childhood Education, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program, Response to Intervention, K-3 After School Academies

    After School Programs

    After School Academies

    Parent Involvement Opportunities

    Volunteer Program, SIAC

    The Worcester County Board of Education does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, color, gender identity and expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, ancestry, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

    Schools and Community are Committed to Safety

    Worcester County Schools work closely with law enforcement agencies to enhance the safety of all our students and staff. Even though schools continue to be one of the safest places for our children, we are committed to being vigilant about our efforts to continually evaluate and improve the safety of our schools. The following resources highlight our safety practices (click the link to view):

    School Safety
    Asking the Right Questions About School Safety