About Us

Adam Eldridge

Adam Eldridge
Adam Eldridge Principal adam_eldridge@hcpss.org

Yvonne Jackson

Ms. Jackson
Yvonne Jackson Assistant Principal yvonne_jackson@hcpss.org

Kristin Terry

Kristin Terry
Kristin Terry Assistant Principal kristin_terry@hcpss.org

School Overview

Harper's Choice Middle School is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse learning community. Our students bring with them a rich mixture of cultures and talents that contribute to a global school community.

Established in 1973, Harper's Choice Middle School has been serving the community for 40 years. Our staff, students, and community are proud of the rich history of HCMS and focused on continuing to prepare our students for participation in a diverse, challenging, and increasingly competitive global society.

HCMS students have access to a rigorous academic program including a variety of enrichment opportunities. Harper's Choice Middle was recently recognized as an X-STEM school. Other enrichment opportunities at HCMS include 3 Lego Robotics Teams, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and a number of athletic and academic intramural programs offered in the fall, winter, and spring. In addition to these offerings, students may participate in a multitude of GT seminars including HCTV, speech and debate, film making, and the green team. Students may also participate in out CATS (Cougar Academic Tracks for Success) after school program, a partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks. Our NCTAF (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future) partnership brings STEM enrichment activities to students in many curricular areas. In addition to our wide variety of academic activities, the HCMS staff, students, and community promote a safe and nurturing environment through our award-winning Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Program.

The success and stability of Harper's Choice is directly related to the competence of our staff and the involvement and support of our parents and community. The wide variety and number of opportunities for students at HCMS would not be possible without the active support of our very organized and well run PTA.

School Accomplishments

  • 2013 National History Day state winners
  • X STEM Certification
  • Maryland PBIS Silver Award 2013 & 2012, Bronze Award 2011
  • Healthy Howard Silver Award from the Howard County Health Dept. 2013, Bronze Award 2012
  • Shakespeare Residency Festival supported by the Maryland Fine Arts Grant program, 2013 & 2012
  • HCPSS Debate Team winners
  • Music Department received recognition of excellence at the Music Showcase Festival at Hershey Park
  • Professional Development School partnered with Towson University supporting education interns

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Maryland Green School Portfolio

School Profile: Harper’s Choice Middle School
Fast facts about Harper’s Choice MS listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE Individual School Performance Report
The Individual School Performance Report for each school is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and reflects the school's proficiency levels on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 3: Pat Saunderson

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

HCMS BOE Representative: Christina Delmont-Small