Top 10 Best Lake County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 4,396 students in Lake County, MT (there are 8 private schools, serving 330 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Lake County, MT are educated in public schools compared to the MT state average of 93%. Lake County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Montana.
The top ranked public schools in Lake County, MT are Charlo 6-8, Charlo Elementary School and Polson Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Montana public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Lake County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Lake County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Charlo 6-8
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
404 1st Ave West
Charlo, MT 59824
(406) 644-2206
Grades: 6-8
| 57 students
Rank: #22.
Charlo Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
404 1st Ave West
Charlo, MT 59824
(406) 644-2206
Grades: PK-5
| 114 students
Rank: #33.
Polson Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1602 2nd Street West
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-6335
Grades: 5-8
| 565 students
Rank: #44.
Dayton School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
506 B Street
Dayton, MT 59914
(406) 849-5484
Grades: PK-6
| 63 students
Rank: #55.
Pablo Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
42080 4th Ave. E.
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-3390
Grades: PK-4
| 222 students
Rank: #66.
St Ignatius High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
76 3rd Avenue
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
(406) 745-3811
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students
Rank: #77.
K William Harvey Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
221 4th Ave Nw
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-3390
Grades: PK-4
| 388 students
Rank: #88.
Polson High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1712 2nd Street West
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-6351
Grades: 9-12
| 507 students
Rank: #99.
Linderman School
Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
312 4th Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-6229
Grades: 2-4
| 318 students
Rank: #1010.
Ronan Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
35885 Round Butte Road W
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-3390
Grades: 5-8
| 474 students
Rank: #1111.
Charlo High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
404 1st Ave West
Charlo, MT 59824
(406) 644-2206
Grades: 9-12
| 85 students
Rank: #1212.
Ronan High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
130 3rd Ave Nw
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-3390
Grades: 9-12
| 367 students
Rank: #1313.
St Ignatius Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
76 3rd Avenue
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
(406) 745-3811
Grades: 6-8
| 122 students
Rank: #1414.
St Ignatius Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Blaine
Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
(406) 745-3811
Grades: PK-5
| 221 students
Rank: #1515.
Valley View School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
42448 Valley View Road
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-2208
Grades: PK-6
| 32 students
Rank: #1616.
Arlee 7-8
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
72220 Fyant Street
Arlee, MT 59821
(406) 726-3216
Grades: 7-8
| 81 students
Rank: #1717.
Arlee High School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
72220 Fyant Street
Arlee, MT 59821
(406) 726-3216
Grades: 9-12
| 115 students
Rank: #1818.
Arlee Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
72220 Fyant Street
Arlee, MT 59821
(406) 726-3216
Grades: PK-6
| 205 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cherry Valley School
107 8th Avenue West
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-6333
Grades: PK-1
| 249 students
Rank: n/an/a
58020 Us-93
Pablo, MT 59855
(406) 675-0292
Grades: 8-12
| 82 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lake County, MT

Lake County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1602 2nd Street West
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-6335
Grades: 5-6
| 220 students

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