Award Year: 2015

Margaret Leary School

1301 4 Mile Vue Road
Butte, MT, 59701-0000

(406) 533-2550

Mr. Brett Huntsman, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Butte School District

School Website

Mission

We believe our students are fine china! Our china must be handled with care and polished with praise!

Student Demographics
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Margaret Leary's Fine China

Margaret Leary's "Fine China"

The Margaret Leary Elementary School community lives by the following mission: “We believe our students are fine china! Our china must be handled with care and polished with praise!” Margaret Leary thrives on a culture of positive reinforcement. Margaret Leary provides an atmosphere where the students and staff are treated as the “Best Students/Staff On the Planet (BSOP).”

Margaret Leary Elementary uses the PBIS model to help promote a positive, safe, and nurturing environment. This also includes having a Meaningful Work Program that allows at risk students to develop one on one relationships with adults at the school. These jobs help promote self-worth and confidence in each of these students.

The school community embraces the fact that many students arrive at school with diverse challenges. Students don’t leave these challenges outside the school doors when they arrive and pick up the challenges when they leave. The Margaret Leary community goes above and beyond school hours to help students succeed in all areas of life.