Helena High School

1300 Billings Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Helena High School serves 1,128 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 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is equal to the Montana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,128 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 30% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Helena High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Helena High School's student population of 1,128 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,128 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
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School Rankings

Helena High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Helena High School is 0.35, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#309 out of 707 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
80%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Helena High School's ranking?
Helena High School is ranked #309 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are Helena High School often compared to?
Helena High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Capital High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Helena High School?
The graduation rate of Helena High School is 85%, which is higher than the Montana state average of 84%.
How many students attend Helena High School?
1,128 students attend Helena High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Helena High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Helena High School?
Helena High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Helena High School offer ?
Helena High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Helena High School part of?
Helena High School is part of Helena H S School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,128 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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