Top 10 Best Montana Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 33 blue ribbon public schools serving 8,953 students in Montana.
Blue ribbon 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.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Montana are Morning Star School, Longfellow School and Meadow Lark School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Montana blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Montana public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Montana Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Morning Star School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
830 Arnold St
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6500
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #22.
Longfellow School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
516 S Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6150
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #33.
Meadow Lark School
Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2204 Fox Farm Road
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7300
Grades: PK-6
| 512 students
Rank: #44.
Monforton School
Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6001 Monforton School Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 586-1557
Grades: 3-5
| 201 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Fort Benton School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-3761
Grades: PK-6
| 176 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Ridge View Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
117 Green Belt Drive
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-4534
Grades: PK-4
| 445 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Fairfield Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13 7th Street
Fairfield, MT 59436
(406) 467-2425
Grades: PK-6
| 161 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Jeannette Rankin Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2625 Briggs Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 481 students
Rank: #99.
Montana City School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11 Mcclellan Creek Road
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 442-6779
Grades: PK-5
| 290 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Clancy School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
18 Clancy Creek Rd
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 933-5531
Grades: PK-6
| 263 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Russell School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
227 West Nevada
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 217 students
Rank: #1212.
Manhattan Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
416 North Broadway
Manhattan, MT 59741
(406) 284-3250
Grades: PK-4
| 237 students
Rank: #1313.
Clancy 7-8 Middle School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18 Clancy Creek Road
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 933-5531
Grades: 7-8
| 93 students
Rank: #1414.
Hellgate Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2375 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2452
Grades: 7-8
| 344 students
Rank: #1515.
Winnett High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
305 S Broadway
Winnett, MT 59087
(406) 429-2251
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
Rank: #1616.
Columbus High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
433 N 3rd St
Columbus, MT 59019
(406) 322-5373
Grades: 9-12
| 214 students
Rank: #1717.
Heck/quaw Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
308 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 924-2120
Grades: PK-4
| 405 students
Rank: #1818.
Chief Joseph School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5305 3rd Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6675
Grades: PK-6
| 273 students
Rank: #1919.
Plentywood School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 East Laurel Avenue
Plentywood, MT 59254
(406) 765-1803
Grades: PK-6
| 204 students
Rank: #2020.
Twin Bridges High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
216 West 6th St
Twin Bridges, MT 59754
(406) 684-5657
Grades: 9-12
| 70 students
Rank: #2121.
Russell School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3216 Russell Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4080
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #2222.
Elrod School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
412 3rd Avenue W
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 197 students
Rank: #2323.
Radley Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
226 E Clinton
East Helena, MT 59635
(406) 227-7710
Grades: 3-5
| 427 students
Rank: #2424.
Huntley Project Elementary K-6
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1477 Ash Street
Worden, MT 59088
(406) 967-2540
Grades: PK-6
| 375 students
Rank: #2525.
Margaret Leary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 4 Mile Vue Rd
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 533-2550
Grades: PK-6
| 365 students
Rank: #2626.
Eureka Middle School 5-8
Math: 28% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
335 6th St E
Eureka, MT 59917
(406) 297-5600
Grades: 5-8
| 219 students
Rank: #2727.
Fred Moodry Intermediate
Math: 28% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
219 East 3rd
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-5101
Grades: 3-6
| 311 students
Rank: #2828.
Franklin School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 South 10th West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #2929.
Plentywood 7-8 Middle School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 East Laurel Avenue
Plentywood, MT 59254
(406) 765-1803
Grades: 7-8
| 52 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Anaconda Senior High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Main Street
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-6361
Grades: 9-12
| 309 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Smith Valley Primary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2901 Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-4535
Grades: PK-6
| 168 students
Rank: #3232.
Bryant School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1529 Boulder
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 255 students
Rank: n/an/a
test 1234
Magnet School
Charter School
2747 Masonic Dr
Clyde Park, MT 59063
(888) 634-7481
Grades: 1-4
| 322 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Montana?

The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Montana are Morning Star School, Longfellow School and Meadow Lark School.

How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Montana?

33 blue ribbon public schools are located in Montana.

What is the racial composition of students in Montana?

Montana blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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