Award Year: 2021

Cascade Elementary School

321 Central Avenue W
Cascade, MT, 59421-0529

(406) 468-9383

Mrs. Michelle Lea Price, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Cascade Public Schools District 3&B

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The mission of Cascade Elementary is to provide high quality instruction with every student learning at high levels.

Student Demographics
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Cascade Fourth Graders exploring mathematical concepts

Cascade Fourth Graders exploring mathematical concepts

Offering students the ability to develop the self confidence and skills needed to achieve their highest potential is the goal of each teacher and staff member at Cascade Elementary. Located in a small, agricultural community at the base of Montana's Big Belt Mountains, the 140 students in Early Kindergarten through Sixth Grade are provided academic interventions in small group settings so each child can actively participate in his or her learning. Regular data meetings are held to keep the small groups focused and designed to meet each child's changing needs.

The PAWS expectations (Positive attitude, Act responsibly, Work ethic, Show respect) are woven throughout the school day as each teacher, staff member, and student model the positive behaviors. The expectations have impacted the school by creating an environment of learning, inclusion, and pride in the school. When walking down the hallways, one is met by smiling faces, warm greetings, and positive encouragement. The energy brought on by this attitude provides students and staff the security needed to take chances, make mistakes, and learn from them.