School Philosophy

This district provides an atmosphere for a genuinely unique learning experience for younger elementary students. Our viewpoint is that through cooperative learning, students maximize each other’s learning. All individuals who enter these open doors of this small rural school will be encouraged with what they see. The components of a multi-graded classroom learning style with small group interaction and one on one instruction result in positive student achievement. We believe this experience works.

Mission Statement

As a community related school district, we are striving to challenge each student, school employee and citizen to rise to the fullest of their potential. In recognizing that our students are, indeed, our future, we are providing a stimulating environment which includes, but is not limited to academic, emotional and social growth in order to develop responsible, caring citizens.

At Elm River our Students SOAR

The Elm River Township School, home of the White Hawks, has been in continuous operation since it first opened for students in September of 1906. Located in beautiful Winona, Michigan, we educate students from kindergarten through eighth grade. We currently have twelve students drawn from Elm River Township and the surrounding area. We enjoy our small rural school, one of only a handful left in the country. We offer our students special opportunities to interact with children of different ages and a better staff to student ratio than is found anywhere else. Nobody is just a number at Elm River School

Photo of Elm River Students for 2016-2017