Award Year: 2016

Marshall Elementary School

1756 64th Street SW
Byron Center, MI, 49315-8694

(616) 878-6300

Ms. Erin Kornoely, Principal at time of Nomination

Kari Anama, Current Principal

Title I School

Byron Center Public Schools

School Website


Byron Center Public Schools, in partnership with the community, will educate and prepare each student to be responsible citizens capable of pursuing life goals now and in the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Marshall readers engage in authentic talk about their books to create enthusiasm and a love for learning.

Marshall readers engage in authentic talk about their books to create enthusiasm and a love for learning.

Marshall Elementary is a public school located in Byron Center, Michigan, a suburban community in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Marshall provides challenging, interdisciplinary instruction while setting high expectations for all 510 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Our focus is on ensuring outstanding achievement and progress for all students. Marshall was honored as a Reward School in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 by the State of Michigan, meaning it was ranked in the top 5% of schools in the state. Marshall teachers take pride in the achievements that are made with each and every student. Our commitment is to challenge all students to meet their fullest potential. There are many key strategies in place to support this commitment: an aligned curriculum for teaching and learning, numerous student and school supports, and various programs and initiatives. One academic support initiative that has been particularly successful is Marshall's SuperSwitch Program. This program occurs everyday for thirty minutes for each grade level and the results have shown student growth in all areas of the curriculum, with the most significant growth in the area of reading. It is successful because it maintains a focus on data-driven and research-based instruction. This program follows the "Plan-Do-Study-Act" model, which is used to improve processes and make needed changes on a regular basis. SuperSwitch is successful because it can be used in all curricular areas and can be tailored to meet any and all needs of the students, which is our ultimate goal at Marshall Elementary.