Helena High School
Helena High School serves 1,254 students in grades 9-12.
Helena High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is equal to the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 1,254 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
- Minority Enrollment: 21%
- Graduation Rate: 86% (Top 30% in MT)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 42% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 59% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education
Helena High School's student population of 1,254 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Helena High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Helena High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#324 out of 715 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education
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