Levin recognizes 175 years of Berkley schools

Oct 13, 2015 Issues: Education
Rep. Levin presents a copy of the record statement commemorating 175 years of Berkley Schools to the school board Monday evening.
Levin recognizes 175 years of Berkley schools

BERKLEY, MI – U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (MI-09) joined the Berkley School Board to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Berkley School District. Rep. Levin presented the school board with a copy of a statement he made in the official record of the U.S. House of Representatives honoring the district.

“The roots of my career in public service were planted in my family’s involvement with Berkley Schools,” said Rep. Levin. “I am proud all four of my children were educated in Berkley. The district helps students excel not only in academics, but also in music, the arts, and other extracurricular activities.”

Berkley School District began as a one-room schoolhouse 1840; just three years after Michigan became a state. The district now serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and has nine buildings. The high school graduation rate in Berkley Schools is 98 percent.

The school board meeting was held Monday evening at Pattengill Elementary School, which was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Schools across the country receive the award based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among students.

You can read a full copy of Rep. Levin’s record statement here.