About Us

Dr. Joy Smith

Dr. Joy Smith Principal joy_smith@hcpss.org
As the new principal of Stevens Forest Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to a new school year. I am honored and humbled to join the Stevens Forest community. As we begin the new year, I look forward to working closely with you to shape the future of our students. Here are some reminders to start the year off right: * Ensure that your child attends school regularly. Students should be in their seats ready to learn at 9:00 a.m. * Assist or review homework with your child Monday through Thursday. * Read with your child nightly. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with you to provide your child/child (ren) the best education possible. Together, we can make a positive difference in your child’s academic career. We welcome your suggestions and support. Joy B. Smith Principal

Mrs. Tracey Albright

Photo of Assistant Principal Albright
Tracey Albright Assistant Principal Tracey_Albright@hcpss.org
I am so excited to begin my fourth year here at SFES as an Assistant Principal. We want all families to know that the staff is dedicated to ensuring that students have the support, instruction, and guidance they need to meet with both social/emotional and academic success. My time here at Stevens Forest has been such a wonderful experience and I look forward to each and every day we have together during the school year. Ensuring that students and families are a vital part of the school is important to me. I look forward to to continuing to build relationships with SFES community and getting to know each and every student that attends our school. Mrs. Albright Assistant Principal

School Overview

Mission Statement

Through excellence in teaching, our mission is to establish and maintain a Safe, Fun, Enriching & Stimulating (SFES) learning environment that creates world-class students who are college and career ready.

  • Goal 1: Every student achieves academic excellence in an inspiring, engaging and supportive environment.
  • Goal 2: Every staff member is engaged, supported, and successful.
  • Goal 3: Families and the community are engaged and supported as partners in education.
  • Goal 4: Schools are supported by world-class organizational practices.

Vision Statement

Stevens Forest ES provides the highest quality education to every student in a safe and nurturing learning environment while preparing our students to be lifelong learners who can achieve excellence and become contributing citizens in a globally competitive world.

School Motto

Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Ready.

School Mascot


School Colors

Blue & White

SFES HANDBOOK - 2017-2018

Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Policy

The Howard County Board of Education believes that the education of children is a responsibility shared by parents, families, the school system, and the community.  The Board recognizes the parent as the child's first and lifelong teacher and that it is essential to involve parents in educational decisions as caring advocates for their children.  The Board encourages collaboration with parents and the community as participants in school governance and as active partners in forwarding the school system's goals and philosophy.  To learn more, read the entire policy at http://www.hcpss.org/board/policies/10000.pdf

Parent, Family & Community Involvement Resources

PDF iconParent Family Comm Involv 2014-2015.pdf

PDF iconSpanish Parent Family Comm Involv. 2014-2015.pdf

PDF iconFrequently Asked Questions.pdf

PDF iconSpanish Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

LEED Certification

Logo: 2014 LEED Silver Certification

Stevens Forest Elementary School was given a LEED certified Silver Status in 2014.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Stevens Forest 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. 

School Profile: Stevens Forest Elementary School
Fast facts about Stevens Forest ES 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 2: Theo Cramer

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.

SFES BOE Representative: Sabina Taj