Welcome to Huntington Elementary!

Kristi Schirmer, Principal

Welcome to Huntington Elementary School! Our website is designed to be a communication link to our families and communities, to serve as a learning resource for our students, and to highlight the learning that takes place at Huntington each day.

Huntington Elementary, located in the heart of the historic University Place neighborhood, is a school with a fascinating past and a bright future. The original Huntington school building was built in 1912 with an addition added to the building in 1915. In 1997, the entire school building was demolished and a new building was constructed on the original site. Our staff and students returned to a new building in 1999 after spending two years on the State Fair Park campus.

Huntington Elementary is the academic home to approximately 450 students. We are organized in grade level instructional teams, Preschool through 5th grade. At Huntington, students participate in specials in the areas of art, computer science, library, music, and physical education. Our specialists collaborate with grade level teams as they plan and implement instruction for all Huntington students. Other special programs include: Reading Recovery, English Language Learner, Special Education, Intervention Support, TeamMates, Gifted Education, and the Lincoln Food Market. Huntington also has a counselor on staff to support our students, staff, and families.

Our mission at Huntington Elementary is to educate, empower, and equip every student for an ever changing world so they believe in opportunities beyond high school. Our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) review student progress on a regular basis and respond to student needs through a variety of research-based instructional strategies and interventions. At Huntington, we strive to create a positive, engaging educational climate, which will promote high levels of learning for all students. By teaching and reinforcing school wide student behavior expectations and routines, we believe students can focus on their most important job of learning.

I am honored to be the principal at Huntington Elementary School and look forward to being a guide through your child’s educational journey. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 402-436-1144. I look forward to serving the Huntington community throughout the 2021-2022 school year!

Warmest regards,

Kristi Schirmer
Huntington Principal