The setting is as follows: Spring Creek has 638 inhabitants, the surrounding area ~300, the reservation something along this line. Together somewhere around 1300.
In average 20 kids are born each year, and as many people die. The major reason for a slowly shrinking population is, that most young people leave the town for college, and few enough return.
So what we are facing is an elementary school (age 5 to 12) with 60 kids, and an high school (age 13 to 16/17) with 80 kids. Are such small schools even possible in the USA?
I very much dislike the idea of artificial demographics, so any suggestions where and how the kids of Spring Creek are best schooled?