Beth NeitzelWe are honored to have you join our Bobcat family this year.  I look forward to partnering with you throughout the year to build the best possible education foundation for your student(s).

Bluemont Elementary is a Kindergarten through sixth grade school with an enrollment of approximately 260 students.  In addition to the core content areas, students are exposed to various other learning opportunities through STEM classes, art, music, and physical education.  Bluemont also offers several additional learning opportunities before and after school including the Boppin’ Blues Choir, EDL, and Leadership.

At Bluemont Elementary, we expect all students, staff and parents to exhibit the Six Pillars of Character: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness. We build upon these expectations through our Second Step Curriculum and Olweaus Bully Prevention Program.

Bluemont Elementary is proud of our caring and inviting environment for not only our students but also their families and staff.  We promote building these relationships throughout various activities throughout the year including Donuts for Dad, Muffins for Mom, and many more!   During our multi-grade level Den Time, we work on creating those bonds with each other and building upon that sense of community through fun activities with staff members.

A huge part of our school’s success has been the involvement of our community and parents.  Parents are welcome in the school but are required to sign-in at the main office and wear a visitor’s badge.  Parents are also encouraged to become more involved in Bluemont by joining the Bluemont PTO, volunteering within our school, or lending your expertise to various aspects of our school whether that be educational or otherwise.  We encourage parents to stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, reading the Bobcat Bulletin, or enrolling in e-notifications for district updates.

On behalf of the Bluemont Elementary faculty and staff, I welcome you to our Bobcat family and Manhattan Ogden Schools.  I look forward to getting to know you and your student this upcoming year.


Beth Neitzel
Bluemont Elementary Principal
714 Bluemont Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 587-2030

Bluemont Mission Statement


The Bluemont Elementary staff, parents, and community, partner together to inspire caring, lifelong learners who will become creative, productive, responsible citizens in an ever-changing, diverse society.