Award Year: 2018

Central Valley School

1556 Highway 81 NE
Buxton, ND, 58218-9268

(701) 847-2220

Mr. Frank James Justin, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Central Valley 3

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Commitment to educational excellence for studens, staff, and community; achievement - enhancement - involvment.

Student Demographics
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 22%
Teachers welcoming students back to school on the first day.

Teachers welcoming students back to school on the first day.

Central Valley Public School is in the heart of the Red River Valley in Traill County, ND. Our school's climate and culture mirror the values of our communities which include hard work, exercising high moral character, and being responsible and kind. Each day, students are expected to put forth a strong effort, ask questions, participate, and think critically.

At Central Valley School, we strive to develop students into productive, happy, knowledgeable, and responsible citizens of our community. We do this by working collaboratively in school and the community, engaging students in meaningful instruction, and showing our commitment to doing what is best for the students educationally. Students are provided with ample opportunities to be involved through extra and co-curricular activities to enhance their educational experience.

We utilize technology through our 1:1 initiative to ensure our students obtain 21st century skills and use them responsibly, as these skills will be required of them when they are finished with their secondary education. All curricula used at Central Valley integrate these skills to create a seamless transition into life after high school.

The employees of Central Valley are excited to be a part of a collaborative team. The traditions, commitment to high quality education and experiences, positive culture and climate, and community involvement make it an incredible place to educate kids. Together we can generate a better future by empowering our students to create opportunities for themselves to be high achievers and joyous learners as they prepare for the world ahead of them.