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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 27 top blue ribbon public schools in Montana, serving 8,036 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Montana state average of 21%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.

Top Montana Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2020)

  • School Location Students Year
  • Anaconda Anaconda Junior Senior High School
    1410 West Park Ave
    Anaconda, MT 59711
    (406)563-6361

    327 students
    Year: 2014
  • Helena Bryant School
    1529 Boulder
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-1200

    244 students
    Year: 2005
  • Great Falls Chief Joseph School
    5305 3rd Avenue South
    Great Falls, MT 59403
    (406)268-6675

    315 students
    Year: 2005
  • Missoula Cold Springs School
    2625 Briggs Street
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406)542-4010

    495 students
    Year: 2011
  • Columbus Columbus High School
    433 N 3rd St
    Columbus, MT 59019
    (406)322-5373

    198 students
    Year: 2012
  • Kalispell Elrod School
    412 3rd Avenue W
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406)751-3700

    323 students
    Year: 2010
  • Eureka Eureka Middle School 5-8
    335 6th St E
    Eureka, MT 59917
    (406)297-5600

    197 students
    Year: 2015
  • Fairfield Fairfield Elementary School
    13 7th Street
    Fairfield, MT 59436
    (406)467-2425

    140 students
    Year: 2019
  • Fort Benton Fort Benton School
    1406 Franklin
    Fort Benton, MT 59442
    (406)622-3761

    150 students
    Year: 2019
  • Missoula Franklin School
    1901 South 10th West
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406)542-4020

    255 students
    Year: 2006
  • Anaconda Fred Moodry Intermediate
    219 East 3rd
    Anaconda, MT 59711
    (406)563-5101

    312 students
    Year: 2006
  • Belgrade Heck/quaw Elementary School
    308 N Broadway
    Belgrade, MT 59714
    (406)924-2120

    411 students
    Year: 2018
  • Missoula Hellgate Middle School
    2385 Flynn Lane
    Missoula, MT 59808
    (406)721-2452

    461 students
    Year: 2015
  • Worden Huntley Project Elementary K-6
    1477 Ash Street
    Worden, MT 59088
    (406)967-2540

    436 students
    Year: 2005
  • Bozeman Longfellow School
    516 S Tracy
    Bozeman, MT 59771
    (406)522-6150

    323 students
    Year: 2014
  • Manhattan Manhattan Elementary School
    416 North Broadway
    Manhattan, MT 59741
    (406)284-3250

    295 students
    Year: 2013
  • Butte Margaret Leary School
    1301 4 Mile Vue Rd
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2550

    350 students
    Year: 2015
  • Great Falls Meadow Lark School
    2204 Fox Farm Road
    Great Falls, MT 59403
    (406)268-7300

    499 students
    Year: 2008
  • Clancy Montana City School
    11 Mcclellan Creek Road
    Clancy, MT 59634
    (406)442-6779

    321 students
    Year: 2012
  • Bozeman Morning Star School
    830 Arnold St
    Bozeman, MT 59771
    (406)522-6500

    497 students
    Year: 2009
  • Plentywood Plentywood 7-8
    100 East Laurel Avenue
    Plentywood, MT 59254
    (406)765-1803

    49 students
    Year: 2003
  • Plentywood Plentywood School
    100 East Laurel Avenue
    Plentywood, MT 59254
    (406)765-1803

    206 students
    Year: 2011
  • East Helena Radley Elementary School
    226 E Clinton
    East Helena, MT 59635
    (406)227-7710

    529 students
    Year: 2007
  • Missoula Russell School
    3216 Russell Street
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406)542-4080

    392 students
    Year: 2011
  • Kalispell Smith Valley Primary School
    2901 Hwy 2 West
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406)756-4535

    187 students
    Year: 2004
  • Twin Bridges Twin Bridges High School
    216 West 6th St
    Twin Bridges, MT 59754
    (406)684-5657

    88 students
    Year: 2003
  • Winnett Winnett High School
    305 S Broadway
    Winnett, MT 59087
    (406)429-2251

    36 students
    Year: 2006
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