Melrose Area Public Schools offer the residents of District 740 a comprehensive education; enhanced programming for both public and parochial students; a unified campus for students in pre-K through twelfth grades; the latest in educational technology; a skilled, experienced teaching staff; community education programs; a variety of extracurricular activities; and a number of resources to help students succeed.
The educational program includes a solid foundation in the basics, a healthy dose of electives, and classes to meet the needs of students at all points on the educational spectrum. College and technical school credits are available on-site to juniors and seniors during the regular school day.
An alternative school is available to non-traditional students. An early childhood and family education program serves youngsters from three years of age to kindergarten and includes a parent component. A preschool special needs program is also available. Adults can participate in a variety of community education activities.
The District serves 1,500 students on a unified campus in Melrose but reaches out to the communities of Freeport, Greenwald, Meire Grove, New Munich, Spring Hill, St. Martin, and St. Rosa. The campus includes a high school serving grades seven through twelve; an elementary school that was completed in 1994, along with a new theater, and a remodeled high school media center. Building projects completed in 1996 included two additional junior high classrooms and a gymnasium complex that will add physical education space and space for extracurricular activities. In 1998 an ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) addition was completed.
Fine arts and extracurricular offerings include band, chorus, speech, drama, knowledge bowl, a musical production, athletics, and yearbook.
District residents have shown their commitment and dedication to the area schools through their continued support of district programs, through volunteer efforts, and through their participation in district-wide activities.
Commitment, comprehensive programs, and cooperation help make District 740 an excellent place to learn!
Melrose Area Sports
The Melrose Public Schools offer programs, many of them for both boys and girls, in swimming, volleyball, tennis, football, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, golf, track, softball and syncronized swimming.
Although the high school is still remembered for its basketball dynasty in the 1970s, the Melrose Dutchmen’s athletic successes have come in a wide variety of activities. Boy and girl swimmers regularly go to state meets. Recently the school competed in wrestling, golf, football, and boys and girls track at the state level.
The Lady Dutchmen gymnastics team has created a dynasty of their own and is considered one of the best in the area. The team has claimed the conference championship and competed at the state level since 1990. They were crowned state champions in 1994, 1995 and 2012. The team still holds the state team record with a score of 144.4.
The City of Melrose and the school district combine to provide a well-rounded group of activities for its summer recreation program. These programs for boys and girls of all ages are brought to you through Melrose Area Community Education.