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Hardin-Houston Elementary School

Principal: Sara Roseberry

5300 Houston Rd
Houston, OH 45333
Phone: (937) 295-3010
Fax: (937) 295-3737
Grades: K-6
State Rating: Excellent
School Hours:
Building Open: 7:54 AM
Tardy Bell: 8:00 AM
Dismissal: 2:54 PM
School Colors: Red & White
School Mascot: Wildcat


A Message from the Principal 

     Welcome to Hardin Houston Elementary!  Our staff is happy to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year.  The PTO has arranged for a couple of assemblies for the students this year that I’m sure the students will enjoy.  Our staff will be learning to create units that are tied to specific learning targets this year.  It will be a big undertaking but the students should reap the benefits with greater achievement.  This process is planned over the next three years with new report cards coming in the third year.  I will keep you informed as time goes on.

     If you look at our Local Report Card issued by the state, it initially appears that we are not doing a very good job.  Actually, there are many positives about the report card.  I can’t yet report the numbers because the state has not made the Report Cards public but very few districts ended up with high marks.  Some of the reasons for this were the multitude of changes that took place in standards, tests, computer testing, and dates of testing.  We are working hard to make sure that our students learn what they need to be successful in life.  As the state expectations become more stable, I have no doubt that you will see our scores increase.  Feel free to contact me if you have specific questions about our Grade Card or our curriculum.

     At Hardin-Houston, we make our students’ safety a top priority.  In order to do that, we have made some changes that, at first, seem a bit cold and uninviting.  If you take the time to consider the increased security these changes will make for our students, I’m sure you will agree that they are positive changes in light of the tragic events around the world.  Visitors to the building must always come through the office door and then will be chaperoned to a location in the event of a planned meeting.  For reasons of health, birthday and holiday treats may no longer be brought into the classrooms.  The main door will open at 7:15 each morning.  Visitors are welcomed into the office after that time.  It is my hope that you will not see these changes as a means to keep you out of the education of your children.  We recognize that you are the MOST important part of their education and love to have your involvement.  We will continue to have special programs and events that enhance the educational process and assist you in helping in your children’s education.  If you want to participate in the more social aspect of school, you may consider joining the PTO. 

     Thank you for trusting us with your children.  We take that trust very seriously and try to make the best decisions for their safety, welfare, and education.

2016-2017 Hardin-Houston Elementary School Building Goals
  • In an effort to improve achievement of students in the lowest 20%, a Response to Intervention Model will be implemented.  Targeted interventions will be used, progress will be monitored, documentation will be kept, and adjustments will be made accordingly every 6-8 weeks.


  • Hardin-Houston Elementary staff will successfully implement balanced literacy and the mathematical practices at all grade levels.  Designed checklists will be used during walkthroughs to monitor progress.


  • Hardin Houston elementary will successfully create unit lessons tied to specific learning targets and prepare for formative instructional practices.

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