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For the 2021 school year, there are 30 blue ribbon public schools in Montana, serving 8,737 students.
These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence, Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
Montana blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the Montana public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 50% statewide average).
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Montana are Morning Star School, Fort Benton School and Meadow Lark School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Montana public school average of 21% (majority American Indian).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Montana public school average of 14:1.

Top Montana Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Morning Star School Math: 80% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    830 Arnold St
    Bozeman, MT 59771
    (406) 522-6500

    499 students
    Year: 2009
  • Fort Benton School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1406 Franklin
    Fort Benton, MT 59442
    (406) 622-3761

    172 students
    Year: 2019
  • Meadow Lark School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2204 Fox Farm Road
    Great Falls, MT 59403
    (406) 268-7300

    510 students
    Year: 2008
  • Fairfield Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13 7th Street
    Fairfield, MT 59436
    (406) 467-2425

    135 students
    Year: 2019
  • Longfellow School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    516 S Tracy
    Bozeman, MT 59771
    (406) 522-6150

    319 students
    Year: 2014
  • Cold Springs School Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2625 Briggs Street
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4010

    486 students
    Year: 2011
  • Clancy 7-8 Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    18 Clancy Creek Road
    Clancy, MT 59634
    (406) 933-5575

    69 students
    Year: 2020
  • Montana City School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11 Mcclellan Creek Road
    Clancy, MT 59634
    (406) 442-6779

    308 students
    Year: 2012
  • Chief Joseph School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5305 3rd Avenue South
    Great Falls, MT 59403
    (406) 268-6675

    302 students
    Year: 2005
  • Manhattan Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    416 North Broadway
    Manhattan, MT 59741
    (406) 284-3250

    333 students
    Year: 2013
  • Heck/quaw Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    308 N Broadway
    Belgrade, MT 59714
    (406) 924-2120

    443 students
    Year: 2018
  • Margaret Leary School Math: 56% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1301 4 Mile Vue Rd
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406) 533-2550

    370 students
    Year: 2015
  • Radley Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    226 E Clinton
    East Helena, MT 59635
    (406) 227-7710

    541 students
    Year: 2007
  • Winnett High School Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    305 S Broadway
    Winnett, MT 59087
    (406) 429-2251

    31 students
    Year: 2006
  • Clancy School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    18 Clancy Creek Rd
    Clancy, MT 59634
    (406) 933-5575

    281 students
    Year: 2020
  • Elrod School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    412 3rd Avenue W
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406) 751-3700

    320 students
    Year: 2010
  • Hellgate Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2385 Flynn Lane
    Missoula, MT 59808
    (406) 721-2452

    499 students
    Year: 2015
  • Russell School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    227 West Nevada
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406) 751-3900

    268 students
    Year: 2020
  • Plentywood 7-8 Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 East Laurel Avenue
    Plentywood, MT 59254
    (406) 765-1803

    63 students
    Year: 2003
  • Columbus High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    433 N 3rd St
    Columbus, MT 59019
    (406) 322-5373

    218 students
    Year: 2012
  • Russell School Math: 46% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3216 Russell Street
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4080

    374 students
    Year: 2011
  • Huntley Project Elementary K-6 Math: 48% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1477 Ash Street
    Worden, MT 59088
    (406) 967-2540

    403 students
    Year: 2005
  • Franklin School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1901 South 10th West
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4020

    273 students
    Year: 2006
  • Twin Bridges High School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    216 West 6th St
    Twin Bridges, MT 59754
    (406) 684-5657

    83 students
    Year: 2003
  • Eureka Middle School 5-8 Math: 28% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    335 6th St E
    Eureka, MT 59917
    (406) 297-5600

    207 students
    Year: 2015
  • Plentywood School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 East Laurel Avenue
    Plentywood, MT 59254
    (406) 765-1803

    192 students
    Year: 2011
  • Smith Valley Primary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2901 Hwy 2 West
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406) 756-4535

    175 students
    Year: 2004
  • Fred Moodry Intermediate Math: 28% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    219 East 3rd
    Anaconda, MT 59711
    (406) 563-5101

    312 students
    Year: 2006
  • Bryant School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1529 Boulder
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1200

    230 students
    Year: 2005
  • Anaconda Senior High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1410 West Park Ave
    Anaconda, MT 59711
    (406) 563-6361

    321 students
    Year: 2014
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