The vision statement of Frank W. Brown Elementary School is that we will educate ALL students at their optimum learning level so they will experience academic and behavioral success and become productive citizens and life-long learners.
At Brown Elementary we strive to make you child SHINE.
- S: Student Centered
- H: Hands-On
- I: Individualized Instruction
- N: Never Give Up
- E: Empathetic and Kind
Our active and supportive school family consists of 550 students, 50 staff members, and hundreds of parents and community members. Banners that welcome all visitors read, "Brown Elementary School's Mission is to be Completely Committed to Kids!" We strive to promote student academic and behavioral success by employing a wide variety of effective teaching strategies and educational programs and through the use of a school-wide, incentive-based behavioral management policy known as Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
On the academic front we are very proud of the improvements we have made in standardized and teacher-created assessments over the past 10 years (we won a Michigan Golden Apple Award for dramatic MEAP score improvement in 2001). For the second straight year Brown received an "A" report card grade from the state of Michigan. We have adopted an intensive K-3 initiative known as Early Learning Success that provides instructional strategies and assessments to assure success of our youngest learners.
We are also bolstered by the many character building and community service projects we undertake, many of which are spearheaded and run totally by our students. Our highly qualified staff (90% of our teachers hold Masters Degrees in their area of expertise) strive to meet the diverse needs of all of our students.
We are also proud of the positive partnership the Huron School Board and Central Administration has established with the students and families that we serve. Please explore this website for information and examples of how we incorporate our Brown and district Mission Statement of being, "Completely Committed to Kids!"
Cory Fielce Pengelly
Brown Elementary Principal