Montrose Community Schools

Montrose Community Schools
Montrose Community Schools
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Montrose Community School District
Country United States of America
State Michigan
Intermediate District Genesee
 - Type Board of Education - Superintendent
 - President Morrie Fikes[1]
 - Superintendent Mark Kleinhans[2]
ZIP code 48457
Area code(s) 810
Montrose Community Schools
School(s) Hill-McCloy High School, Kuehn-Haven Middle School, Cater Elementary School
Association Michigan High School Athletic Association
Division Class "C"
Conference Genesee Area Conference - Red Division
Athletics director Linden Moore[4]
Location 301 Nanita Drive Montrose, MI 48457
Stadium Bob Hayes Stadium
Nickname Rams
Colors Red and Black


Website Athletic Department

Montrose Community School District is a public school district in the northwestern corner of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan and in the Genesee Intermediate School District. The District serves All of the city of Montrose, MI and the majority of Montrose Township, MI

According to the district's web site, the approximately 1600 students in 2010 estimates that are served by Montrose Community School district attend one of three schools in the district: Carter Elementary School for grades K-4 (600 students), Kuehn-Haven Middle School for grades 5-8 (500 students), Hill-McCloy High School for grades 9-12 (500 students).[5]



Montrose joined the Genesee Area Conference (Originally known as the Genesee 8 Conference) as a charter member in 1978 from the now defunct Mid-Eastern 8 Conference. Since the league's inaugural season, Montrose has been a powerhouse in football and wrestling, winning numerous conference, district, regional, and state championships in boys and girls athletic sports.

Football Success and Championships

Montrose is home to one of the top high school football programs in Genesee County.

Though the conclusion of the 2010 season, The Rams have a mast a record of 393-183-6 since 1950, with a winning percentage of .681. Over this 62 year period, the Rams have won or shared 39 conference titles.

Beginning in 1979, the Rams won 25 Genesee Area Conference titles in football, including 17 consecutive championships from 1988 through 2004. It was during this era that the Rams won two MHSAA state football championships. The first of these two state titles came in 1998 when Montrose defeated the Wittemore-Proscott Cardinals 24-14 in the Class "C" title game held at the Pontiac Siverdome. Montrose again captured the Division "5" state football crown in 2002 by defeating Constantine 14-0 to cap and undefeated 14-0 campaign.[6]

Including their two state titles, Montrose has appeared in the MHSAA state football playoffs 18 times between 1980 and 2010.

The book No Quitters Here: Quest for the Dome by B.M. Woodward discusses the Montrose High School Football Team's ten year winning streak from 1988-1998.

Ram Wrestling

Along with there success in football, Montrose also enjoys a long tradition of championships on the wrestling mats. The Rams have won 10 MHSAA team wrestling championships between 1975 and 2005.

The Rams have also won many GAC, district, and regional championship.

Their run ended after the 2006 season when their coach was found to have been recruiting athletes. Since that happened, they have faded into wrestling oblivion, never to be seen again.

Notable Alumni

Former Michigan Lt. Governor John D. Cherry (2002–2010), graduated from Hill-McCloy High School in Montrose.

Former major league pitcher Scott Aldred, graduated from Hill-McCloy High School in 1986. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and played for seven teams throughout his 10 year major league career.

Dan "The Beast" Severn was a high school amateur wrestler from Montrose. Previously held the national record for consecutive pins (112 over 4 years). Won a World Junior amateur wrestling title in 1977. Three-time All-American at Arizona State University, and an alternate on the 1984 Olympic team. Severn claims instead to be from Coldwater, Michigan; the reason behind this is not known.


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