Top 10 Best Helena Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 7,692 students in Helena, MT (there are 10 private schools, serving 530 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Helena, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Helena, MT are Jefferson School, Smith School and Warren School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Helena, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Montana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Helena have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Public Schools in Helena, MT (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1023 Broadway
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2060
Grades: PK-5
| 259 students
Rank: #22.
Smith School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2320 5th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1530
Grades: PK-5
| 269 students
Rank: #33.
Warren School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2690 Old York Road
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
Rank: #44.
Four Georgians School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
555 Custer Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #55.
Central School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1325 Poplar
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1230
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #66.
C R Anderson Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1200 Knight St
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,057 students
Rank: #77.
Hawthorne School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
430 Madison Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1370
Grades: PK-5
| 199 students
Rank: #88.
Rossiter School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1497 Sierra Road East
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 420 students
Rank: #99.
Helena Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 North Rodney
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1000
Grades: 6-8
| 720 students
Rank: #1010.
Kessler Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2420 Choteau Street
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 230 students
Rank: #1111.
Helena High School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Billings Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,128 students
Rank: #1212.
Capital High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Valley Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,350 students
Rank: #1313.
Jim Darcy School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
990 Lincoln Road West
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1410
Grades: PK-5
| 481 students
Rank: #1414.
Broadwater School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Hollins
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1130
Grades: PK-5
| 237 students
Rank: #1515.
Bryant School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1529 Boulder
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pine Hills Youth Corr Facil Elementary School
Alternative School
4 N Haynes Ave
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 232-1377
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Pine Hills Youth Corr Facil High School
Alternative School
4 N Haynes Ave
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 232-1377
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Helena, Montana

Helena, Montana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2 Riverside Road
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 225-4500
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2 Riverside Road
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 225-4500
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Helena, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Helena, MT include Jefferson School, Smith School and Warren School.
How many public schools are located in Helena, MT?
17 public schools are located in Helena, MT.
What percentage of students in Helena, MT go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Helena, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Helena, MT?
Helena, MT public schools minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public schools average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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