Day 136

Star Elementary

August 9th, 2010

Kindergarten through sixth grade. The gentleman mentioned in the previous post said somewhere around eight students were enrolled here last year.


  1. John in MI says:

    What an interesting environment that would be.

  2. Gayle Opie says:

    Looks like an updated version of the school I went to as a child. Years earlier it had been 1st through high school. When I brother was there, he finished 9th grade before “going to town” to school. A few years later the dropped 9th and I went through 8th grade there and then went to town. We had a few more students, though. I think the most when I was there was about 30 kids in two rooms. Great education — more kids should have the opportunity to go to a country school.

  3. Gayle Opie says:

    That should have said “my brother” not “I brother”.

  4. Don in Tennessee says:

    Eight STAR students at STAR SCHOOL. Sounds like a school with bright kids. What a shining example for the rest of us.

    This is more like the size of schools in 18oo’s and 1900’s. It would be very different then what I experienced in reform school, I mean in the larger public schools I attended.

    I am sure it is not called reform school anymore. It probably has some sophisticated name like school of higher learning for the behavioral challenged

  5. Gigi says:

    It’s the Star School District No. 54 ..

    Did you go inside Matt? I like the classrooms, check it out under the In the Classroom link ..

  6. MN Roxanne says:

    I hope they pull the shades and let some light in when the students come…
    thanks for the link Gigi…

  7. Jeff says:

    hmm..that is an average of 1 kid per class. Guarenteed to be validictorian. And can always say I graduated first in my class. Woo hoo.

  8. And out of schools like this all across America…doctors, farmers, lawyers, teachers, pilots, astronauts, etc…good educations given and accepted…and used…all kinds of wonderful people who know education is still the way to go…small communities like this are wonderful…different from where you and I may live…but something “draws” me to it!!!…

    Good reminder…thanks Matt…

    • Jose in Chicago says:

      This stinks! You can’t play a prank on the teacher, because she’ll know it was you. You can’t be absent, because classes will be cancelled. If you fart…well, you get the idea. I rather go to school in the city, where you have competition, diversity and a jolly good time!!! Love Chicago Public Schools.

  9. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Country schools are so interesting…and everyone knows less kids in the classroom = a better education in almost all cases. But 8 students? Wow. That’s a seriously small class. :)

  10. Candice In Alabama says:

    I’m loving the pale yellow paint!

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Such a large school for only 8 students. I kind of agree with Josie in Chicago, you can’t pull a prank of skip school or anything like that. Everyone will know. But I’m sure they make the most of what they have there.

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