Helena High School

1300 Billings Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Helena High School serves 1,523 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Helena High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Helena High School's student population of 1,523 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,523 students
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Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
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School Comparison

Helena High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Helena High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#372 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
85%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.270.37
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Graduation Rate
79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Helena High School is Capital High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Helena Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bryant School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Helena Bryant School
    Grades: PK-5 | 230 students
    0.3 miles
    1529 Boulder
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1200
    0.3 PK-5 230
  • Helena Helena Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 695 students
    0.4 miles
    1025 North Rodney
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1000
    0.4 6-8 695
  • Helena Jefferson School
    Grades: PK-5 | 277 students
    0.7 miles
    1023 Broadway
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-2060
    0.7 PK-5 277
  • Helena Central School
    Grades: PK-5 | 241 students
    0.8 miles
    1325 Poplar
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1230
    0.8 PK-5 241
  • Helena Smith School
    Grades: PK-5 | 320 students
    1.1 miles
    2320 5th Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1530
    1.1 PK-5 320

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