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E. Russell Hicks Middle

Contact Information

Address: 1321 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740  [ Map / Directions ]

Phone: 301-766-8110

Fax: 301-766-8116

TDD: 797-5378


Deron Crawford, Principal
Kelly Buckwalter-daniels, Assistant Principal
Theodore Hunter, Assistant Principal

About E. Russell Hicks Middle

Summer hours (6/13 - 8/5): 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)

  • School Day: 7:30 - 2:15
  • Grades: 6 - 8
  • Date of Construction:1967
  • State Rated Capacity: 797 (As of 5/1/09)
  • Enrollment: 799 (As of 11/18/15)
  • Size of Building: 103,131 sq. feet

Magnet Program for the Humanities, Media Technology and Writing

Technology is not the main component that sets our program apart.  It is a tool that allows us to propel our students to a new level of learning, creativity, and collaboration.  Rigorous curriculum choices, coupled with intensive assignments, separate our Magnet classes from our general or merit level.  In the ELA department, William and Mary units are used to engage the high academic expectations while maintaining creativity through the use of iPads and collaboration. In the Social Studies classes, a wide range of available resources are used, moving from a standard curriculum of skills and information to an in-depth search for answers from history. We take pride in our program's resources, innovations, and implementations.

Learn more about our WCPS Magnet Programs and other advanced learning opportunities.