Houdini Receives National Blue Ribbon School Award

Houdini Receives National Blue Ribbon School Award
Posted on 09/19/2023
Houdini Elementary School is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of the 353 schools across the nation to receive the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award for 2023. This distinguished recognition is a testament to the school's exceptional commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to closing achievement gaps among student groups.

Houdini Elementary School was recognized in the Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools category. Schools recognized in this category are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.

The National Blue Ribbon School program, established by the U.S. Department of Education, annually honors schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement and significant progress in closing achievement gaps. Houdini Elementary School's selection is a reflection of its unwavering commitment to providing a high-quality education to all its students, regardless of background or circumstances.

Principal Katie Hardesty expressed her excitement and gratitude for this remarkable achievement, stating, "We are immensely proud of our dedicated educators, students, and families who have worked tirelessly to make Houdini Elementary School a beacon of educational excellence. This recognition is a testament to their dedication and hard work. It affirms that our school community is on the right path towards nurturing well-rounded, accomplished students."

Superintendent Hartjes commented on the significance of this achievement, saying, "This recognition showcases Houdini Elementary School's unwavering commitment to educational excellence and student success. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and are grateful for the dedicated educators and staff members who continue to inspire and support our students."