Our vision is to instill a nurturing learning environment which encourages respectful relationships and collaboration between all members within our learning community.
Our mission is to promote academic excellence through interdisciplinary, project based learning while fostering respect for diversity, responsibility for each other and our environment, and readiness to meet the needs of our changing world.
Mascot: The Steam Engine
School Colors: Green and Blue
Hollifield Station Elementary is located next to the Patapsco River. The school was named for a large piece of land that was once owned by the Hollifield family. When the family lived on the land over 100 years ago, they maintained a private and small rail station on the B&O Railroad line that still runs along the Patapsco River through Ellicott City. That small station and any remnants were washed away in 1972 during Tropical Storm Agnes, a devastating flood that damaged or destroyed much of Ellicott City along the Patapsco River. The name Hollifield Station is related to that small train station.
The original home and train station were destroyed in a flood in the mid 1800's. The home was rebuilt in 1869 and this old Hollifield family house can still be seen on a hill above the river and the B&O Railroad tracks. There was also a Hollifield Road named after the same Hollifield Station. This road is now called Ritter Road on maps, but still has the Hollifield Road sign. Very often on maps, the name Hollifield is misspelled as Hollofield. This is a mistake that has been passed down through the years; however, the correct spelling is H-o-l-l-i-f-i-e-l-d, after the family. An original member of the Hollifield family was present at the official opening of the school in August 1997.
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HSES BOE Representative: Cynthia L. Vaillancourt