Top 10 Best Montana Public Schools (2022)

Montana is the #38 largest school system in the United States, serving 147,122 students across the 825 public schools for the 2022 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, Fairfield Elementary School and Fort Benton School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 21% (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 Ranked Public Schools in Montana (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Morning Star School
Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
830 Arnold St
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6500
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Fairfield Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
13 7th Street
Fairfield, MT 59436
(406) 467-2425
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Fort Benton School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-3761
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Belt School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Hawthorne School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
405 E Mendenhall
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6700
Rank: #66.
Meadow Lark School
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
2204 Fox Farm Road
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7300
Rank: #77.
Heck/quaw Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
308 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 924-2120
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Deer Park 7-8
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-8
2105 Middle Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-5388
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Fairfield High School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
13 7th Street
Fairfield, MT 59436
(406) 467-2528
Rank: #10 - 1310. - 13.
Belt 7-8
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-8
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351

Best Montana Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
16
2,877
90%
16
1,311
66%
19
1,387
8%
43
11,653
24%
13
1,659
9%
10
1,289
9%
24
1,571
7%
45
14,339
9%
45
13,437
11%
18
2,820
85%
17
2,975
50%
21
4,529
56%
14
2,443
12%
42
13,887
14%
15
1,902
9%
22
5,579
11%
17
2,018
15%
15
1,580
59%
16
1,386
18%
18
1,044
9%
10
642
16%
16
1,242
25%

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