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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Alberta C. Porter, Principal
Danielle M. ONeill, Assistant Principal
Kelli Parker, Teacher In Charge

Facts & Figures
Facility Opened: 1938
Additions/Renovations:  1966, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2016 
School Capacity:  157
Total Enrollment:  106 (2018)
Classroom Teachers:  12 (2019)

Demographics & Assessments
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides school-by-school information on demographics and assessments on www.mdreportcard.org. This site is updated annually as data becomes available.

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Posted on 10/12/2020

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The Harford County Health Department has announced their back-to-school vaccination clinics for school aged children 3-18 years of age. This will be held at the Woodbridge location in Edgewood, MD by appointment only. The dates and times of these clinics are listed in the link below. For the most efficient service, we must have your child’s most up to date immunization record prior to your visit!  Click the link below for more information:

Harford County Health Department Immunization Clinic Schedule.pdf


Darlington Elementary School

2119 Shuresville Road

Darlington, Maryland 21034

                         Phone 410-638-3700                             FAX 410-638-3701

Ms. Alberta C. Porter, Principal Ms. Danielle O’Neill, Assistant Principal

Welcome to Darlington Elementary School (DAES), located on the northeastern fringe of Harford County, situated in a rural community by the Susquehanna River. Darlington Elementary School was established in 1841, making it one of the oldest HCPS Schools; the current structure opened in 1938. 

Darlington Elementary School’s faculty and staff develop learning experiences based on the belief that each student is an individual with unique abilities, strengths, and talents. To this end, the school provides students with a relevant and rigorous curriculum, equipping students to thrive as global citizens who are technologically proficient.

Students learn effectively when they enjoy the experience, we believe that intellectual, physical, and emotional balance is essential to happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of life. In the intellectual domain, we recognize the value inherent in all subject disciplines as well as in the connections which tie these areas of knowledge together. The physical balance necessary for a healthy lifestyle is actively developed through daily physical and yoga activities integrated in daily instruction. In addition, emotional balance is developed through both social learning and individual mindfulness strategies. We celebrate monthly school-wide wellness activities while reinforcing daily wellness habits like food choices, breathing exercises, exercise, and powerful brain work!

Darlington has a proud history of continuous service to multiple generations. We take great pride in educating new families as well as those families who have a generational history at Darlington. The school serves approximately 120 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade which also includes a primary and an intermediate Autism. We are a proud STRIVE Autism Regional Program school. 

Our staff, parents, grandparents, and extended families provide a supportive, challenging, and enjoyable school environment for all. Our highly collaborative staff believe in educating everyone and providing learning experiences for all students through well planned and delivered differentiated instruction. Intentional and focused blended learning (technology and face-to-face teaching) instructional practices ensure that students are prepared to meet the College and Career Readiness Standard.

A strong School Performance Team that includes parents, community members, and staff ensures that data are used to make decisions that impact instruction to meet the needs of all students. An active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and a supportive business community result in a quality community school.

Darlington Elementary School is the home of the Darters, Maryland’s only higher animal that lives in the State of Maryland and nowhere else in the world, Darter fish is the world's rarest fish. Like our mascot, the Darter fish, we are a rare school serving, the smallest school population in Harford County where we “POWER UP!” for learning throughout the day.  Thank you for partnering with us!