Welcome to Margaret Leary Elementary School!

Margaret Leary Elementary School was constructed in 1973 when the “open-concept” philosophy dominated the educational world. Its original architectural design had large open spaces with moveable dividers. Over the years, Margaret Leary’s interior design evolved to what now resembles a more traditional school with individual classrooms.

As with each school that comprises the Butte School District, the students at Margaret Leary enjoy great teachers who hold all students to the highest standards of learning. All students are challenged to meet or exceed the current standards of learning with the deeply embedded belief that all students can become life-long learners when given the building blocks for laying a solid foundation. The students, faculty, and parents are sources of encouragement and guidance for the accomplishments of their students scholastically, as well as in extracurricular activities.

The school was named in honor of Margaret Leary, an icon in the Butte School District. Starting as a stenographer in 1925 and retiring as the Financial Clerk in 1973. Her dedication, work ethic, and passion to education and the Butte School District still remains the benchmark for “excellence”.

Quick Facts

Principal: Jennifer Luoma
Grade Level: K-6
Enrollment Count: 406
School Hours:
K-2: 8:20 - 2:00
3-6:  8:20 - 3:00

Attraction/Focus: The parents, teachers, staff and volunteers have created a positive learning environment, a culture of inquiry and thought and a climate of passion and excitement for learning.

Average Class Size:
(K-3) 21:0
( 4-6) 25:1

Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

Support Services:

  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet via voice-over IP (VOIP) peer to peer network 100% of teachers have individual and email and voice messaging accounts.

Networked Computer Ratio:
Student Ratio: 5:1

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