Top 10 Best Flathead County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 15,155 students in Flathead County, MT (there are 12 private schools, serving 1,446 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Flathead County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Flathead County, MT are Deer Park 7-8, Deer Park School and Creston School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Flathead County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Montana public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Flathead County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Flathead County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Deer Park 7-8
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2105 Middle Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-5388
Grades: 6-8
| 60 students
Rank: #22.
Deer Park School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2105 Middle Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-5388
Grades: PK-6
| 109 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Creston School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4495 Montana 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-2859
Grades: PK-6
| 116 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
West Glacier School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
160 Old Bridge Road
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 888-5312
Grades: PK-6
| 58 students
Rank: #55.
Edgerton School
Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Whitefish Stage
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-4040
Grades: PK-5
| 510 students
Rank: #66.
L A Muldown School
Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1300 East 7th St.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-8620
Grades: PK-4
| 667 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 235 students
Rank: #88.
West Valley School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2290 Farm To Market Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-7239
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #99.
Kalispell Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
205 Nw Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,069 students
Rank: #1010.
Fair-mont-egan School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
797 Fairmont Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-7072
Grades: PK-5
| 98 students
Rank: #1111.
Bigfork 7-8
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-7412
Grades: 7-8
| 152 students
Rank: #1212.
West Valley Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2290 Farm To Market Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-7239
Grades: 5-8
| 342 students
Rank: #1313.
Somers Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
315 School Addition Rd
Somers, MT 59932
(406) 857-3661
Grades: 5-8
| 268 students
Rank: #1414.
Bissell 7-8
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5955 Farm To Market Road
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-2828
Grades: 7-8
| 12 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Lillian Peterson School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1119 2nd Street W
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3737
Grades: PK-5
| 334 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Whitefish High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1143 East 4th St.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 576 students
Rank: #1717.
Lakeside Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
255 Adams Street
Somers, MT 59932
(406) 844-2208
Grades: PK-4
| 300 students
Rank: #1818.
Whitefish Middle 5-8
Math: 40% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 East Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-8650
Grades: 5-8
| 639 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Cayuse Prairie School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
897 Lake Blaine Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-4560
Grades: PK-6
| 220 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Cornelius Hedges School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
827 4th Avenue E
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-4090
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #2121.
Glacier High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
375 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,430 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Bissell School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5955 Farm To Market Road
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-2828
Grades: PK-6
| 87 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Kila 7-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
395 Kila Road
Kila, MT 59920
(406) 257-2428
Grades: 7-8
| 41 students
Rank: #2424.
Bigfork Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-7412
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Rank: #2525.
Swan River 7-8
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1205 Swan Highway
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-4528
Grades: 6-8
| 68 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
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
| 256 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Kila School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
395 Kila Road
Kila, MT 59920
(406) 257-2428
Grades: PK-6
| 143 students
Rank: #2828.
Ruder Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 12th Avenue West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-6570
Grades: PK-5
| 522 students
Rank: #2929.
Jeannette Rankin Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2155 Airport Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #3030.
Marion 7-8
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Gopher Lane
Marion, MT 59925
(406) 854-2333
Grades: 7-8
| 32 students
Rank: #3131.
Cayuse Prairie 7-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
897 Lake Blaine Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-4560
Grades: 7-8
| 56 students
Rank: #3232.
Flathead High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
644 4th Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,607 students
Rank: #3333.
Columbia Falls Jr High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1805 Talbot Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-6530
Grades: 6-8
| 527 students
Rank: #3434.
Helena Flats School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-2301
Grades: PK-6
| 214 students
Rank: #3535.
Helena Flats 7-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-2301
Grades: 7-8
| 57 students
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Flathead County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
200 North St
Hungry Horse, MT 59919
(406) 387-5323
Grades: PK-5
| 91 students
1805 Talbot Rd
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-6530
Grades: 6
| 161 students
20 West Evergreen Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-1131
Grades: 5-6
| 174 students
233 First Ave East
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3990
Grades: 7
| 292 students
600 East Second St
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-8650
Grades: 5-6
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Flathead County, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Flathead County, MT include Deer Park 7-8, Deer Park School and Creston School.
How many public schools are located in Flathead County, MT?
47 public schools are located in Flathead County, MT.
What percentage of students in Flathead County, MT go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Flathead County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Flathead County, MT?
Flathead County, MT public schools minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public schools average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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