Top 10 Best Montana Public Schools (2021)

Montana is the #38 largest school system in the United States, serving 147,122 students across the 824 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Montana is 41%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 50%.
The top ranked public schools in Montana are Morning Star School, Fort Benton School and Hawthorne School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 21% (majority majority American Indian) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MT) School Average
American Indian
11%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
5%
Black
1%
White
78%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Montana (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Morning Star School
    Math: 80% (Top 1%) Reading: 89% (Top 1%)Math: 80% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5830 Arnold St
    BozemanMT 59771
    (406) 522-6500

  • Rank: #22.
    Fort Benton School
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-61406 Franklin
    Fort BentonMT 59442
    (406) 622-3761

  • Rank: #33.
    Hawthorne School
    Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5405 E Mendenhall
    BozemanMT 59771
    (406) 522-6700

  • Rank: #44.
    Anderson 7-8
    Math: 70-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 70-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-810040 Cottonwood Road
    BozemanMT 59718
    (406) 587-1305

  • Rank: #55.
    Meadow Lark School
    Math: 78% (Top 1%) Reading: 77% (Top 5%)Math: 78% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 77% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-62204 Fox Farm Road
    Great FallsMT 59403
    (406) 268-7300

  • Rank: #6-116.- 11.
    Broadview 7-8
    Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 7-813935 1st Street
    BroadviewMT 59015
    (406) 667-2337

  • Rank: #6-116.- 11.
    Charlo 7-8
    Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 7-8404 1st Ave West
    CharloMT 59824
    (406) 644-2206

  • Rank: #6-116.- 11.
    Deer Park 7-8
    Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 7-82105 Middle Road
    Columbia FallsMT 59912
    (406) 892-5388

  • Rank: #6-116.- 11.
    Hall School
    Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-8109 West Main
    HallMT 59837
    (406) 288-3440

  • Rank: #6-116.- 11.Math: 60-79% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-8160 West Street South
    HighwoodMT 59450
    (406) 733-2081

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Top Montana Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
12 Schools
1,139 Students
11% Minority
16 Schools
2,877 Students
90% Minority
16 Schools
1,311 Students
66% Minority
3 Schools
683 Students
10% Minority
19 Schools
1,387 Students
8% Minority
6 Schools
128 Students
1% Minority
43 Schools
11,653 Students
24% Minority
14 Schools
665 Students
12% Minority
13 Schools
1,659 Students
9% Minority
3 Schools
279 Students
10% Minority
10 Schools
1,289 Students
9% Minority
4 Schools
1,108 Students
8% Minority
7 Schools
547 Students
6% Minority
24 Schools
1,571 Students
7% Minority
45 Schools
14,339 Students
9% Minority
45 Schools
13,437 Students
11% Minority
8 Schools
157 Students
1% Minority
18 Schools
2,820 Students
85% Minority
6 Schools
135 Students
19% Minority
7 Schools
330 Students
8% Minority
17 Schools
2,975 Students
50% Minority
14 Schools
1,728 Students
8% Minority
10 Schools
262 Students
3% Minority
21 Schools
4,529 Students
56% Minority
27 Schools
9,582 Students
13% Minority
7 Schools
237 Students
7% Minority
14 Schools
2,443 Students
12% Minority
13 Schools
861 Students
8% Minority
6 Schools
232 Students
6% Minority
3 Schools
214 Students
10% Minority
9 Schools
573 Students
15% Minority
41 Schools
13,887 Students
14% Minority
6 Schools
635 Students
12% Minority
15 Schools
1,902 Students
9% Minority
3 Schools
81 Students
4% Minority
13 Schools
659 Students
29% Minority
15 Schools
916 Students
33% Minority
4 Schools
220 Students
13% Minority
9 Schools
690 Students
12% Minority
3 Schools
143 Students
22% Minority
22 Schools
5,579 Students
11% Minority
17 Schools
2,018 Students
15% Minority
22 Schools
2,509 Students
79% Minority
15 Schools
1,580 Students
59% Minority
16 Schools
1,386 Students
18% Minority
9 Schools
511 Students
11% Minority
12 Schools
4,354 Students
12% Minority
18 Schools
1,389 Students
9% Minority
6 Schools
526 Students
8% Minority
18 Schools
1,044 Students
9% Minority
10 Schools
642 Students
16% Minority
3 Schools
50 Students
14% Minority
16 Schools
1,242 Students
25% Minority
6 Schools
323 Students
9% Minority
3 Schools
141 Students
12% Minority
62 Schools
23,545 Students
21% Minority
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