School Supply List For Howard County

Here is what your elementary and middle school student will need for the first day of school in Howard County.

By Kirsten Petersen

As your children rummage through the back-to-school shopping aisle, searching for the most colorful folders and backpacks featuring their favorite superheroes, make sure they grab supplies required by the Howard County Public School System.

Although HCPSS does not have a definitive list online, several schools have compiled their own. Here is a list of recommended elementary school supplies, courtesy of Guilford Elementary School:

  • School Box

  • Zippered Pencil Case

  • #2 Pencils (no mechanical pencils)

  • Pencil Top Erasers (pkg)

  • Large Pink Erasers

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Protractor

  • Glue Sticks

  • Crayons (box of 24)

  • Markers (fine point, 8 pack)

  • Markers (bold point, 8 pack)

  • Colored Pencils (12 pack)

  • Marble Composition Books

  • Primary Composition Journal

  • Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks

  • 2" Three Ring Binder (no zipper, PLAIN)

  • 1" Three Ring Binder (no zipper, PLAIN)

  • Dividers (pkg)

  • Pocket Folders (with 3 fasteners, PLAIN)

  • Pocket Folders(no fasteners, 3 holes, PLAIN)

  • Pocket Folders (no fasteners, plastic)

  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper (pkg)

  • Highlighters

For middle schoolers, check out Elkridge Landing’s school supply “menu.”

If your child’s school is registered with School Tool Box, you can order their school supplies online. For detailed instructions on how to order school supplies, see this step-by-step list from Clarksville Elementary School.


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