About Us

Adam Eldridge

Adam Eldridge Principal adam_eldridge@hcpss.org

Mel Thompson

Melissa Thompson Assistant Principal melissa_thompson@hcpss.org

School Overview

Hammond Middle School is committed to meeting the needs of a diverse learning community. The students bring with them a rich mixture of cultures and talents that contribute to a dynamic school community.

Established in 1971, Hammond Middle School has been serving the community for 50 years. The staff, students, and community are proud of the rich history of HMS and focus on continuing to prepare the students for participation in a diverse, challenging, and increasingly competitive global society.

Hammond Middle School is committed to creating a vibrant, inclusive community that meets the needs of the whole child by celebrating diversity, providing rigorous instruction to all, building positive relationships, fostering a nurturing school environment, and supporting the well-being of each child and staff member.

HMS students have access to a rigorous academic program, including a variety of enrichment opportunities through our athletic and academic intramural programs. Students can participate in a multitude of curricular enrichment programs, including African American History, Book Club, Photojournalism, Sports Analytics, HMS-TV Crew, Debate, Stock Market Game, and Film Production, Writer’s Workshop . Students may also participate in the Beyond School Hours after school program. In addition to the wide variety of academic activities, HMS staff, students and community promote a safe and nurturing environment through the award-winning Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program.

School Profile: Hammond Middle School
Fast facts about Hammond MS listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

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 1: Patrick 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.

HMS BOE Representative: Dr. Chao Wu