Houghton Elementary School (K-5th) combines a strong academic program and extra-curricular activities. The Michigan Department of Education has designated Houghton Elementary as a Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School which is the most prestigious education award in the state. The Blue Ribbon distinguishes Houghton Elementary for their excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement, and community support.
In addition, our school was awarded a grant from The Leader in Me Foundation and began the journey as a Stephen Covey Leader in me School in 2014. As a Leader in Me School, students will discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Leader in Me Schools receive national recognition for their emphasis on developing leadership in young children. Incorporating Leader in Me practices within our school's environment and curriculum will help our students become even more ready to succeed in the 21st Century with critical skills and characteristics such as trustworthiness, strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving skills, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, a sense of teamwork, academic achievement and diversity in a global market. By developing the whole-child socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we will foster a school climate that promotes greatness.