Top 10 Best Montana Blue Ribbon Public Preschools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 21 blue ribbon public preschools serving 6,854 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 preschools 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.
Montana blue ribbon public preschools have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Montana public pre school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Montana public preschool average of 21% (majority American Indian).

Best Montana Blue Ribbon Public Preschools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Morning Star School
Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
830 Arnold St
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6500
Grades: PK-5
| 499 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Fairfield Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13 7th Street
Fairfield, MT 59436
(406) 467-2425
Grades: PK-6
| 135 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Fort Benton School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-3761
Grades: PK-6
| 172 students
Rank: #44.
Meadow Lark School
Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2204 Fox Farm Road
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7300
Grades: PK-6
| 510 students
Rank: #55.
Heck/quaw Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
308 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 924-2120
Grades: PK-4
| 443 students
Rank: #66.
Longfellow School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
516 S Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-6150
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #77.
Cold Springs School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2625 Briggs Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #88.
Ridge View Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
117 Green Belt Drive
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-4534
Grades: PK-4
| 461 students
Rank: #99.
Russell School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
227 West Nevada
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #1010.
Clancy School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
18 Clancy Creek Rd
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 933-5575
Grades: PK-6
| 281 students
Rank: #1111.
Manhattan Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
416 North Broadway
Manhattan, MT 59741
(406) 284-3250
Grades: PK-6
| 333 students
Rank: #1212.
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
Grades: PK-6
| 302 students
Rank: #1313.
Russell School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3216 Russell Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4080
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #1414.
Margaret Leary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 4 Mile Vue Rd
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 533-2550
Grades: PK-6
| 370 students
Rank: #1515.
Montana City School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11 Mcclellan Creek Road
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 442-6779
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
Rank: #1616.
Franklin School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1901 South 10th West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #1717.
Elrod School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
412 3rd Avenue W
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #1818.
Huntley Project Elementary K-6
Math: 40% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1477 Ash Street
Worden, MT 59088
(406) 967-2540
Grades: PK-6
| 403 students
Rank: #1919.
Plentywood School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 East Laurel Avenue
Plentywood, MT 59254
(406) 765-1803
Grades: PK-6
| 192 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Bryant School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1529 Boulder
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 230 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Smith Valley Primary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2901 Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-4535
Grades: PK-6
| 175 students

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