We are the 5th school in Maryland and 31st school nationally to earn this status.
Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.
The Eco-Schools program was started in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with support by the European Commission. It was identified by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a model initiative for Education for Sustainable Development in 2003.
The Eco-Schools program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum and enhance science and academic achievement.
Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.
Eco-Schools is currently being implemented in more than 50 countries around the world.
In December 2008, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) was granted Eco-School host status for K-12 schools in the United States. NWF has presented 30 Green Flag Awards nationally, and 5 Green Flag Awards have very recently been awarded in Maryland.
We are fortunate to have the following local businesses and organizations as our community partners.
Brunswick Zone Normandy
Sports Clips, Turf Valley
Uno's Chicago Grill, Long Gate
Chick-Fil-A, Executive Park Drive
Howard County Library, Miller Branch
Howard County General Hospital
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Howard County Youth Program Basketball
Subway, Baltimore National Pike
NASA Mathematics Education Partnership Program
First National Bank
First Tee National School Program
National Security Agency
Northfield Elementary School has been honored with the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment.
To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education, physical activity before and after school, physical activity during school, staff involvement and family and community engagement.
Northfield Elementary School was given a LEED certified Silver Status in 2012.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Northfield Elementary School is among a small percentage of Howard County and Maryland schools to have earned LEED certification, which recognizes a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Northfield Elementary School
Fast facts about Northfield ES listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.
MSDE Individual School
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).
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
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.
NES BOE Representative: Mavis Ellis