Award Year: 2015

Minot Consolidated School

23 Shaw Hill Road
Minot, ME, 04258-4444

(207) 346-6471

Mrs. Kim Spencer, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Regional School Union 16

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Mission

At Minot Consolidated School we use our hands, hearts, and minds to learn together. We instill qualities of character and prepare students for the future.

Student Demographics
  • White: 99%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Fun in Pre-K at Minot Consolidated School

Fun in Pre-K at Minot Consolidated School

Minot Consolidated School, built in 1953, is a rural elementary school, serving 249 students from Pre-K to sixth grade. Nestled among the hills of western Maine, we would like to think that we are special not because of our size or location, but because our spirit is felt in all we do.

That spirit began with one Minot forefather, Captain William Ladd who, in the early 1800s, founded the American Peace Society. One unique school day feature is that students and staff recite Minot’s mission statement each morning. Consisting of six statements, “I will do the right thing even when no one is looking” is most important when we think of developing young citizens. We believe Captain Ladd would find common ground in this culture of our current school community.

Accustomed and comfortable with our individual identity as a single school unit, Minot residents were presented with the challenge of blending together into one cohesive district with Mechanic Falls and Poland. This unity continues to be a goal as we all work at caring as much about each other as we do about ourselves.

We are thankful that engaging with others and working collaboratively are essential parts of our current school culture! We are proud of our heritage, and our strong academic record, but also that we help students feel like they belong. Jessamyn Quint, the 2015 Poland Regional High School Valedictorian, proudly reminisced with these words: “I couldn’t have done it without Minot. This is where it all began, where my first image of education started.”