Houghton Elementary School receives national recognition for student success in the classroom. The United States Department of Education recently awarded schools across the nation with the Blue Ribbon recognition. Which awards schools for student performance in academics and progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups. Houghton Elementary School Principal Cole Klein says that the recognition affirms what the school’s faculty and leadership already know. That students and teachers are working together toward establishing a strong base of academic skills for the future.
“To have that success at the high school level, it starts at the elementary level. So that’s why it’s such a great honor. It affirms what we’re doing. It provides that recognition of our staff, our students our parents, and the community. Because it’s a big effort from everyone, and they deserve that recognition.” – Cole Klein, Principal, Houghton Elementary School
Houghton Elementary School is one of 353 schools in the United States recognized this year and one of eleven in the state of Michigan. The school joins Norway Elementary School, which was also awarded a Blue Ribbon recognition this year. Houghton Elementary School will continue to dedicate time and resources toward improving academic success for students. And toward developing foundational skills that students will carry with them throughout their academic careers.