Award Year: 2020

Clancy K-8 Elementary School

18 Clancy Creek Road
Clancy, MT, 59634-0001

(406) 933-5531

Mr. Dave Selvig, Principal at time of Nomination

Clancy Elementary School District

School Website


The mission of Clancy School is to provide a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. Students, staff and community collaborate to support the lifelong process of becoming competent, productive, and caring citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
Clancy online and in person class

Clancy online and in person class

Clancy School is an outstanding K-8 school nestled at the base of the beautiful Elkhorn Mountain Range where ROAR expectations lead the way.

Students and staff show Respect, Organization, Attentiveness, and Responsibility throughout their day. The students work together to practice the ROAR matrix beginning in the first days of school and are revisited in a variety of ways to prepare, reinforce, and reward. Each area of the school is addressed and the students are engaged through active participation in developing a vision of what ROAR will look like and sound like in the varying settings and educational environments. ROAR expectations guide the students in their academic endeavors, as well as providing the foundation for their social and behavioral relationships.

Respect, Organization, Attentiveness, and Responsibility are the guiding principles of discipline and are put in place for students to learn needed skills to be successful and provide tools crucial to preventing repeated issues. The ROAR matrix is ever changing and Clancy addresses any new challenges that come its way. ROAR is the framework for staff behavior and influences how staff conduct themselves in and out of the classroom. Clancy faculty earnestly reinforce the ROAR expectations as they teach and model the sundry qualities that comprise the matrix.