About our School

MCTES At a Glance report Mill Creek Towne Elementary School

Our Vision

MCTES is an actively anti-racist community of learners, who are respectful, responsible and kind.  We prioritize social-emotional well-being and engage in culturally responsive instructional practice to achieve equitable outcomes for every child, every day.

Our Mission

Our MCTES Mission is to…

  • Engage in culturally responsive instructional practices through the lens of anti-racism to support equitable outcomes for all students and the social emotional well being of all stakeholders
  • Empower students and families as worthy members of the MCTES community by fostering a positive, supportive, and safe learning environment where all voices are valued and heard 
  • Equip students, families, and staff with the tools to combat implicit bias and racism through continual self-reflection and intentional daily conversations


Sanford Harmony

Every Child Needs a Little Harmony

Imagine a classroom where students are empowered to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict — that’s a Sanford Harmony classroom. Schools and organizations across the country are utilizing the Sanford Harmony social emotional learning (SEL) program to build healthy relationships and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults. 

Sanford Harmony Focus Themes

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Empathy & Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Peer Relationships

School Improvement Plan

Often referred to as SIP, the School Improvement Plan is designed to ensure that all of our students meet or exceed federal education requirements. Mill Creek Towne Elementary teachers and administration are continuously:

  • Analyzing Data from State and Local Assessments
  • Clarifying the Problem 
  • Determining our Instructional Focus
  • Creating/Revising our Action Plan
  • Implementing our Action Plan
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Acting on Needed Changes

Other Magruder Cluster Schools

Throughout MCPS, schools are arranged in clusters centered around one high school, with one or two middle schools, and several elementary schools. The elementary schools in our cluster are Mill Creek Towne, Candlewood and Flower Hill. The middle schools that feed into Magruder High School are Shady Grove MS and Redland MS.