Huron City Schools: Pride Tradition and Success: A District of “Excellence”
Huron City Schools has a proud legacy of tradition and spirit of excellence. The district serves approximately 1,450 students yearly, and is comprised of four facilities, including one high school, one junior high school (serving grades 7-8), one intermediate school (serving grades 3-6), and one primary school (serving grades pre-k-2).
The school district has excelled because of the unique combination of home, schools and community working collaboratively for all students within the city. Huron educators believe that in order to be competitive in the new century, schools must embrace change and create a high performing learning environment for students and teachers.
To meet the needs of the 21st century learner Huron City Schools curriculum is aligned with new State standards designed to challenge students pre-k through graduation. Instructional delivery is enhanced by hands on field experiences, digital and blended learning experiences, college partnerships through Dual Enrollment opportunities and Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEOP), Advanced Placement course work and partnerships with local agencies. Huron teachers, administrators and support staff participate in frequent intensive professional development activities designed to improve instructional strategies and instructional content.
Huron City Schools understands and embraces the role of technology in the education of children. Today’s learners enter school already immersed in a technologically driven society. Huron teachers utilize SMART board or TAP-it technology to enhance instruction by maximizing learning opportunities through digital experiences. All students have access to an array of mobile devices including carts of iPads, Chromebooks, and laptops while each building maintains traditional computer labs. The district is aggressively increasing the number and variety of mobile devices available at all grade levels. Huron will continue to invest heavily in infrastructure upgrades to allow for instant and seamless connectivity for all students.
Huron City Schools recognizes the importance of extra curricular opportunities to supplement a rewarding pre-k through graduation educational experience for students. Elementary school offerings in choir, band, general music and art serve as the springboard for a life long appreciation of fine arts for many children. The Huron band routinely earns high marks for their performance at various regional and state competitions.
Clubs, student organizations and community service activities are an important part of a holistic student experience. Huron offers many opportunities that engage students in the act of volunteerism. Students involved in Teen Leadership Corps and Student Council provide hands-on service and support throughout the year within the community. Developing a passion for civic responsibility in young people is something Huron City Schools takes seriously and is committed to achieving.
An athletic tradition beginning with a multitude of organized biddy programs has evolved over the years due to the accomplishments of many individuals and teams. Volunteers throughout the community continue to support Huron student athletes with their time and financial contributions. Huron City Schools is known for their acclaimed facilities that include the first local football stadium with artificial turf, a renovated soccer field, and a new baseball and softball complex.
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