Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

Superintendent's Message

Mark Flatau

Mark Flatau

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year.  We are so blessed as a school district to continue to receive such strong support from our community.  As I like to say, "Kalispell Public Schools is a Great Place to Live and Learn!"

The past year and this coming school year have, and will be, filled with school construction projects.  August 2018 will mark the completion of Jeannette Rankin Elementary, located south of town on Airport Road.  When it opens on August 29th, 2018, Rankin will serve approximately 375 students, having a capacity of approximately 450 students. 

Our other five elementary schools are receiving needed improvements that will continue into 2019.  Work at Flathead High School is continuing full steam ahead and the new gym and 18 classroom addition is scheduled for completion in Summer of 2019.  Work on the Agricultural Education Center has begun and the complete remodel of Linderman Education Center is scheduled to begin in Spring of 2019. 

We are so very grateful for the support of our community in making these improvements and new construction possible.  On behalf of our Students and Staff, THANK YOU!

We welcome over 30 new teachers this school year.  We continue to offer a diverse and rigorous curriculum and course offerings at all grade levels.  We continue to work towards accomplishing our mission and goals that have been set by our Board of Trustees.  Please click on the link below to view the Kalispell Public Schools Commitment.


We shared this presentation at the NW Montana Fair and it provides a nice summary of our some of our academic programs and course offerings that are challenging and rigorous.  To view the slide show click on the link below. 


If I can answer any questions you may have or be of service to you, don’t hesitate to contact me.  My email is flataum@sd5.k12.mt.us or call me at my direct line at 406.751.3442.



Mark Flatau
Superintendent of Schools
233 1st Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3434



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