The mission of Lewis and Clark Elementary is to create a safe, supportive environment that provides an educational foundation for each student to become a lifelong learner. We will promote the development of the whole child by creating opportunities for our students to become, to the best of their individual abilities, confident, thinking, literate, responsible, contributing members of society.
History -Yesterday and Today
Lewis and Clark School was built in 1954. It was named after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The principals in Lewis and Clark's history were George Hall from 1955 to 1970. Ben Hanson from 1970 to 1977, Darrel Peterson from 1977 to 1982, Glenn Kozeluh from 1982 to 1992, Karen Allen from 1992 to 2009 and Jack Sturgis who is the current principal today. Today we are a Title One school that serves approximately 500 students, kindergarten through fifth grade. For information about our great staff, click here. There are so many things we are proud of at Lewis and Clark, most recently we've completed our peace path on our playground. During the school year every student and staff member painted a personal "peace rock" to line a concrete path poured on our plaground. The peace path is a calm place where students and staff can go to be peaceful. For more information about the peace projects we've worked on click here.
Missoula is a great place to raise a family and get an education. Missoula County Public Schools, a unified K-12 district, is committed to providing a high quality, comprehensive educational experience for every student in its public schools. Missoula County Public Schools serve about 8,600 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The District operates nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools in Missoula, and a high school in Seeley Lake, Mt. The District offers preschool services, comprehensive special education and fine arts programs, and alternative high school programs for at-risk youth. MCPS students score above the national and state averages on most standardized tests, including Montana’s state achievement test, the ACT and SAT. Most recently, MCPS schools have implemented new curriculums in math and communication arts, and school improvement continues to be a District priority. The District welcomes parental and community involvement in all of its schools. More information about Missoula County Public Schools, including other individual school websites, is available online at www.mcps.k12.mt.us. Parents who need to identify which school their child might attend should call 406-728-2400 or stop by the District’s Administration Building at 215 S. Sixth West in Missoula to view an attendance boundary map. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.