Montabella Community Schools

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Welcome to Montabella Schools, "Home of the Mustangs!"

Montabella Community Schools is a Class C school district comprised of about 800 students. The district is located in mid-Michigan and has boundaries that include three different counties: Montcalm, Isabella and Mecosta. We get our name Montabella from a combination of the three counties MON-TA-BELLA for MONtcalm, mecosTA and isaBELLA. The school district covers 150 square miles, which then requires about 1200 miles of transportation per day with the majority of the students being transported by bus. We are able to accomplish this efficiently and limit a bus ride to an hour or less for every student.

Montabella Community Schools currently maintains two facilities: Montabella Elementary (PreK 6th Grade) and Montabella Jr/Sr High (7th 12th Grades). Both schools are located on the same campus with just a parking lot separating the two buildings. A variety of services are offered to students at Montabella Community Schools depending on their grade level. Among these services are Title I, Special Education, Alternative Education, Advanced Programs, Career Center, and a variety of extracurricular opportunities.

In April of 2017 the Montabella Community Schools Board of Education adopted a new strategic plan that identifies goals for the district over the next 3-5 years. These are the areas and the goals that Montabella Community Schools will be placing focus on:

We will use dedicated funds (ie; sinking funds) to address specific needs while exploring the use of a bond to address larger building & facility projects.

Support teacher retention/recruitment through the allocation of time, resources & training.

Culture/Learning Environment
Enhance educational environment to provide positive, active learning opportunities for students.

Communication/Community Involvement
Maintain consistent communication that increases community involvement and engagement to build healthy relationships.

We will enhance existing curriculum and implement new programs to increase test scores and improve academic and real life opportunities.

Please contact our Central Office or either building with any questions you may have about Montabella Community Schools and how to enroll.

Montabella Central Office

302 W. Main St.
PO Box 349
Edmore, MI 48829

Office Hours


Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30 PM

Central Office Personel

Shelly Millis, Superintendent Email Shelly Millis at 
(989)427-5148 ext. 600

Jacki Fredricks, Curriculum Director
State & Federal Programs Director Email Jacki Fredricks at 
(989)427-5148 ext. 612

Patti Hicks, Secretary Email Patti Hicks at 
(989)427-5175 ext. 601

Bill Willis, Maintanence Director Email Bill Willis at 
(989)427-5148 ext. 640

Larry Doerr, Transportation Director Email Larry Doerr at 

Quick Links

School of Choice Application

JrSr High Student Handbook

Elementary Student Handbook

PowerSchool Parent Portal

E-Funds for Schools

iChat Form

To Report an Absence:
(989)427-5175 ext. 1