Melstone Elementary


The Melstone Elementary district in Montana is home to two very small schools - Melstone School, an elementary school with 35 students, and Melstone Middle School, with just 12 students. These rural schools serve a predominantly white student population, with minimal racial diversity. Despite their small size, both schools have historically ranked quite low among their peers in the state, with Melstone School's ranking ranging from 189 to 302 out of 300-350 elementary schools, and Melstone Middle School ranking 134 out of 156 and 105 out of 149 middle schools.

While the schools spend a relatively high $18,545 per student, their academic performance as measured by state rankings has been consistently poor. The student-teacher ratios vary significantly, with Melstone School at 9.8 students per teacher and Melstone Middle School at just 4.5 students per teacher. This suggests potential differences in staffing and resource allocation between the two school levels. The lack of racial diversity in the student populations could also indicate a need for greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the district.

Overall, the Melstone Elementary schools face unique challenges due to their extremely small size and consistently low state rankings, despite their high per-student spending. Addressing these issues and finding ways to improve academic outcomes and diversity could be key priorities for the district as it works to support the educational needs of its students.

District Detail

 5 6th Avenue N
Melstone, MT 59054

 (406) 358-2352

SchoolDigger Rank:
274th of 300 Montana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 47

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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