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About Staples-Motley Public Schools

Staples-Motley Schools serve over 1150 students, grades PreK - 12, in three sites throughout the District. Our enrollment contributes to a wide variety of educational opportunities, yet still is of such a size that each student is known and treated as an individual. Staples-Motley is a "right size" school district that offers:

College in the Schools - over 53 credits at no cost
Computers Labs
Accelerated Reader Program
Outstanding Fine Arts Programs and Specialists
Over 40 Extracurricular and Co-curricular Programs
Jumpstart Early Kindergarten Program
Little Cardinals Academy - An all day - all year Day Care Program
A wide variety of Early Learning Programs for children birth - 5
Generous community service organizations that support our academics, athletes and fine arts programs

Our school district lies within the communities of Motley and Staples. We are a rural district that includes parts of Cass, Todd, Morrison, and Wadena counties.

Motley hosts early childhood education; Staples hosts a K-4 elementary school and a 5-12 High School. A Pre K - 5 Parochial School is also an option for families. 

The community of Staples-Motley is committed to its school district. It has a strong agricultural base, but is also home to major business, small businesses, and governmental agencies. Examples include: 3M, Trident, Morey's Fish, Sterns Manufacturing, Lakewood Health System, and Sourcewell to name a few. Several of these businesses are currently in the process of expansion. 

The Staples-Motley Community offers many services including, medical, dental, eye care, law enforcement, fire departments, a Community Center, and pre-K through college education. 

Recreational and cultural opportunities also abound here: snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, two golf courses, Summer Youth Recreation, adult leagues, theatre, music, and community education courses and activities. We hope you can visit us soon! 


New to the area? Considering moving? Learn more about Staples and Motley by visiting www.greaterstaples.com