Welcome To Manistique Area Schools!
Area Schools is located in Schoolcraft County which is one of
the largest counties geographically in the State of Michigan,
bordered on the south by Lake Michigan and extending sixty miles
north almost to Lake Superior. The main industries of
Schoolcraft County are paper-making, limestone mining, wood
harvesting, and tourism.
Manistique is a picturesque city of 3,080 people located in the
southwest corner of Schoolcraft County at the mouth of the
Manistique River. A significant minority population is
Native American, members of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
A large portion of Schoolcraft county is in the Hiawatha
National Forest on the west, the Manistique River State Forest
in the central region, and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge to
The Manistique Area School district encompasses most of Schoolcraft County including the City of Manistique and the following townships: Doyle, Germfask, Hiawatha, Manistique, Mueller and Thompson. The total area of the district is 880 square miles with a population of approximately 8,000. The district operates an elementary school, a middle-high school and a 9-12 alternative school. The administration office is located in the City of Manistique, approximately 0.3 miles off Highway US-2 in the middle-high school building.