Strong Elementary was named a National Title I Distinguished School for 2011. The National Distinguished School Program is a project of the National Title I Association and provides an opportunity for Title I Schools from every state to be recognized for their positive achievements.
In 2005 Strong Elementary School was acknowledged as being a Nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School. The Department of Education in conjunction with the No Child Left Behind Act selected Strong School as one of three public schools selected in the State of Maine.
Strong School was selected for this honor for many reasons, however Strong School students have been continually improving in mathematics at grades 4 and 8 on the Maine Educational Assessment. The students have also been recognized for consistently high performing in mathematics at the 4th and 8th grade level.