Howard Educational Center serves youth in a residential setting who have been placed for behavior disorders. Testing scores can be misleading as many of these youth come to the school 4 to 5 years behind in school. Many have been expelled from public schools. The school has all certified and highly qualified teachers with the ratio of one teacher to 8-10 youth. All youth progress educationally while in care. The school has a GED program with one of the best out comes in the state. Schools are rated on test scores but we have lost sight of teaching youth to love to learn.