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, 1955-1970; Ben Hanson, 1970-1977; Darrel Peterson, 1977-1982; Glenn Kozeluh, 1982-1992; Karen Allen, 1992-2009; Jack Sturgis, 2009-2013; and Susan Anderson who serves as the current principal.
Lewis and Clark 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, our peace path on our playground to our current investigation into becoming an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.
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.