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 Cromie Elementary School in Warren was named “Top Overall School” in the Macomb County Green Schools Program for the 2019-20 school year.

Cromie Elementary School in Warren was named “Top Overall School” in the Macomb County Green Schools Program for the 2019-20 school year.

Photo by Maria Allard


Local elementary designated as top ‘Green’ school

Cromie comes out on top

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published April 28, 2020

 Cromie Elementary School in the Warren Consolidated Schools district is very active in the “green” movement.

Cromie Elementary School in the Warren Consolidated Schools district is very active in the “green” movement.

Photo by Maria Allard

“I am extremely proud of the hard-work and commitment by our Green Schools’ sponsors and students to become environmentally conscious citizens. The teachers who volunteer their time to make our Green Schools program so successful deserve to be commended.”

John Bernia, WCS Chief Academic Officer

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Cromie Elementary School in the Warren Consolidated Schools district was named “Top Overall School” in the Macomb County Green Schools Program for 2019-20. The program is sponsored by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and the Macomb Intermediate School District. 

To receive a “Green School” designation, each school must apply by submitting an application to the county/intermediate school district in which the school is located each year. 

Points were accumulated by participating in activities, including recycling and composting food and organic wastes. Schools recognized in the “green” category have earned 10-14 points. “Emerald” schools have earned 15-19 points. “Evergreen” schools have earned 20 or more points.

The following Warren Consolidated schools earned honors:

Green – Green Acres Elementary School, Grissom Middle School, Harwood Elementary School, Holden Elementary School and Sterling Heights High School.

Emerald – Black Elementary School, Butcher Educational Center, Carter Middle School, Community High School and Wilde Elementary School. 

Evergreen – Beer Middle School, Career Prep Center, Carleton Middle School, Cousino High School, Cromie Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Pearl Lean Elementary School, Siersma Elementary School, Susick Elementary School, Warren Mott High School, and Wilkerson Elementary School, and Willow Woods Elementary School.

“I am extremely proud of the hard-work and commitment by our Green Schools’ sponsors and students to become environmentally conscious citizens,” WCS Chief Academic Officer John Bernia said in a prepared statement. “The teachers who volunteer their time to make our Green Schools program so successful deserve to be commended.”

This is the second consecutive year a district school received the top overall distinction. Last year, the honor went to Wilkerson.