Saginaw’s Handley Elementary School will be one of 13 Michigan schools honored November 7 by the U.S. Department of Education, as Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon Schools for high test scores. Handley is a “magnet” school, attracting students from throughout Saginaw, Midland and Bay Counties, as well as an International Baccalaureate School. It offers a challenging curriculum for kindergarten through 5th grade students.
Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide congratulatory remarks. Saginaw School Board trustees and Superintendent Nathaniel McClain praised the Handley staff and parents for their efforts during the board’s briefing session Wednesday.
McClain noted the Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy also deserves praise for moving up from 8th to 4th in Michigan, when it comes to average SAT scores.