Hellgate High School

925 Gerald Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Hellgate High School serves 1,263 students in grades 9-12.
Hellgate 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 60% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 20% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Hellgate High School's student population of 1,263 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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School Rankings

Hellgate 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 Hellgate High School is 0.29, 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
#299 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)
60%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
7%
11%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
84%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Hellgate High School's ranking?
Hellgate High School is ranked #299 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are Hellgate High School often compared to?
Hellgate High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sentinel High School, Big Sky 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 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hellgate High School?
The graduation rate of Hellgate High School is 88%, which is higher than the Montana state average of 84%.
How many students attend Hellgate High School?
1,263 students attend Hellgate High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Hellgate High School students are White, 7% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hellgate High School?
Hellgate High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Hellgate High School offer ?
Hellgate High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hellgate High School part of?
Hellgate High School is part of Missoula H S School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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