Top 10 Best Cascade County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 44 public schools serving 11,776 students in Cascade County, MT (there are 7 private schools, serving 857 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Cascade County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Cascade County, MT are Belt 7-8, Meadow Lark School and Riverview School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cascade County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Montana public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Cascade County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is more than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Cascade County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Belt 7-8
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351
Grades: 7-8
| 61 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 550 students
Rank: #33.
Riverview School
Math: 56% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Smelter Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7015
Grades: PK-6
| 410 students
Rank: #44.
Belt School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351
Grades: PK-6
| 189 students
Rank: #55.
Cascade School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
321 Central Ave W
Cascade, MT 59421
(406) 468-2671
Grades: PK-5
| 121 students
Rank: #66.
Fort Shaw Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
School Loop Road
Simms, MT 59477
(406) 264-5110
Grades: PK-5
| 103 students
Rank: #77.
Belt High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351
Grades: 9-12
| 83 students
Rank: #88.
Hillcrest Colony Elementary School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1124 Wilson Road
Vaughn, MT 59487
(406) 463-2236
Grades: PK-8
| 8 students
Rank: #99.
Ulm School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6 Ulm-vaughn Road
Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-3313
Grades: PK-5
| 78 students
Rank: #1010.
Big Stone School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
251 Goonhill Road
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5167
Grades: PK-8
| 22 students
Rank: #1111.
Loy School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 57th Street North
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6885
Grades: PK-6
| 366 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Cascade Colony School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
508 Birdtail Road
Simms, MT 59477
(406) 264-5104
Grades: PK-8
| 16 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Cascade High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
321 Central Ave W
Cascade, MT 59421
(406) 468-2267
Grades: 9-12
| 84 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Centerville High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
693 Stockett Rd
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5167
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Grass Land Colony School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
714 Eden Rd
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5322
Grades: PK-8
| 18 students
Rank: #1616.
North Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2601 8th Street Ne
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6525
Grades: 7-8
| 745 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 282 students
Rank: #1818.
Sacajawea School
Math: 42% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
630 Sacajawea Drive
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7080
Grades: PK-6
| 408 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Cascade 6-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
321 Central Ave W
Cascade, MT 59421
(406) 468-2267
Grades: 6-8
| 68 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Centerville 6-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
693 Stockett Rd
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5167
Grades: 6-8
| 50 students
Rank: #2121.
Sun River Middle School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
123 Walker Street
Simms, MT 59477
(406) 264-5110
Grades: 6-8
| 47 students
Rank: #2222.
Lincoln School
Math: 35% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
624 27th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6800
Grades: PK-6
| 389 students
Rank: #2323.
Morningside School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4119 7th Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6960
Grades: PK-6
| 212 students
Rank: #2424.
Ulm Junior High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6 Ulm Vaughn Road
Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-3313
Grades: 6-8
| 24 students
Rank: #2525.
Sunnyside School
Math: 40% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 19th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7115
Grades: PK-6
| 401 students
Rank: #2626.
Lewis & Clark School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3800 1st Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6705
Grades: PK-6
| 341 students
Rank: #2727.
East Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4040 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6500
Grades: 7-8
| 807 students
Rank: #2828.
C M Russell High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
228 17th Avenue Nw
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,490 students
Rank: #2929.
Valley View School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Avenue A Nw
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7145
Grades: PK-6
| 321 students
Rank: #3030.
Centerville School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
693 Stockett Rd
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5167
Grades: PK-5
| 115 students
Rank: #3131.
Vaughn School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Central Avenue
Vaughn, MT 59487
(406) 965-2231
Grades: PK-6
| 127 students
Rank: #3232.
Giant Springs Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
520 32nd Street North
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7045
Grades: PK-6
| 411 students
Rank: #3333.
Pleasant Valley School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Church Street
Belt, MT 59412
(406) 277-3351
Grades: PK-8
| 25 students
Rank: #3434.
Mountain View School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3420 15th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7305
Grades: PK-6
| 434 students
Rank: #3535.
Hill Top Colony School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
909 Spring Creek Road
Sand Coulee, MT 59472
(406) 736-5169
Grades: PK-8
| 23 students
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Cascade County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1508 Millegan Road
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 866-3381
Grades: PK-6
| 7 students
Po Box 2429
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-6600
Grades: 6-8
| 935 students
2501 2nd Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 268-7045
Grades: PK-6
| 312 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cascade County, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Cascade County, MT include Belt 7-8, Meadow Lark School and Riverview School.
How many public schools are located in Cascade County, MT?
44 public schools are located in Cascade County, MT.
What percentage of students in Cascade County, MT go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Cascade County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cascade County, MT?
Cascade County, MT public schools minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is more than the Montana public schools average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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