About Us

Gina Cash

Gina Cash Principal gina_cash@hcpss.org
Welcome to Elkridge Landing Middle School's Website. The purpose of the ELMS website is to communicate our school's vision and mission, as well as provide visitors with access to information about our instructional programs. In addition, we encourage you to use the website and posted emails as a tool for communicating with us. Elkridge Landing is a place where students, staff, and community members work together to establish a safe and nurturing environment in which students can meet and exceed high performance standards. The entire staff at ELMS works hard every day to empower all students by providing challenging and rigorous academic classes, as well as a variety of related arts courses and intramural activities. We strive to achieve our goals by teaching students to take responsibility for their own continuous improvement, by supporting staff in the implementation of the best available instructional practices and resources in their classrooms, and by partnering with parents and community members to support school improvement initiatives. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact me at: gina_cash@hcpss.org.

Amy Thorne

Amy Thorne Assistant Principal Amy_Thorne@hcpss.org

School Overview

ELMS opened in 1995. ELMS has 91 staff members.

At ELMS we are:

  • Prepared
  • Responsible
  • Respectful
  • Safe


Elkridge Landing Middle School is a place where students, staff, parents, and community members work together to foster a supportive and engaging environment in which students are inspired and empowered to excel.


  • Students will accept responsibility for their own continuous improvement.
  • Staff will implement the best available instructional practices and resources in their classrooms.
  • Parents and community members will partner with school staff to support school improvement initiatives.   


Each child, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or socio-economic status, will meet the rigorous performance standards that have been established. All diploma-bound students will perform on or above grade level in all measured content areas. Each school will provide a safe and nurturing school environment that values diversity and commonality.



School Profile: Elkridge Landing Middle School
Fast facts about Elkridge Landing MS 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.

ELMS BOE Representative: Kirsten Coombs