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Alzada school turns 100

The schoolhouse in Alzada is one of only a few one-room schoolhouses left in the country.

Montana has more one-room schoolhouses than any other state in the U.S. During the 2013-2014 academic year, there were 200 operating throughout the country; 67 of those were in Montana. By comparison, there were about 212,000 across the country in 1913.

The school was built in 1921 with the first classes being held in January of 1922. Originally there were two large classrooms. Sometime during the 1950s, bathrooms and a teacherage were added. This summer new siding and new windows were replaced on the sch...


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