Top 10 Best Missoula Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 11,379 students in Missoula, MT (there are 15 private schools, serving 1,807 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Missoula, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Missoula, MT are Rattlesnake Elementary School, Jeannette Rankin Elementary School and Paxson School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Missoula, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Montana public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Missoula 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 American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Missoula, MT Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rattlesnake Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1220 Pineview Drive
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4050
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #22.
Jeannette Rankin Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5150 Bigfork Rd.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #33.
Paxson School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 Evans
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4055
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #44.
Hawthorne School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
550 Hiberta St.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4025
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #55.
Lewis & Clark School
Math: 45% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2901 Park
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4035
Grades: PK-5
| 505 students
Rank: #66.
Hellgate Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2375 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2452
Grades: 7-8
| 345 students
Rank: #77.
Hellgate Elementary Lower Grades
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2365 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2160
Grades: 2-3
| 333 students
Rank: #88.
Target Range School
Math: 45% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4095 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 549-9239
Grades: PK-6
| 428 students
Rank: #99.
Chief Charlo School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5600 Longview Dr
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4005
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #1010.
Hellgate El Intermediate
Math: 40% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2355 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2160
Grades: 4-6
| 475 students
Rank: #1111.
Washington Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
645 West Central Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4085
Grades: 6-8
| 663 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Russell School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3216 Russell Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4080
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Target Range 7-8
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4095 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 549-9239
Grades: 6-8
| 140 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Hellgate High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
925 Gerald Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2402
Grades: 9-12
| 1,263 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Sentinel High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
901 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2403
Grades: 9-12
| 1,318 students
Rank: #1616.
Meadow Hill Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4210 Reserve
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4045
Grades: 6-8
| 489 students
Rank: #1717.
Desmet School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6355 Padre Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-4994
Grades: PK-5
| 82 students
Rank: #1818.
Porter Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2510 Central Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4060
Grades: 6-8
| 591 students
Rank: #1919.
Lowell School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1215 Phillips St
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4040
Grades: PK-5
| 289 students
Rank: #2020.
Seeley-swan High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
456 Airport Road
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 677-2224
Grades: 9-12
| 96 students
Rank: #2121.
Franklin School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1910 S. 11th St
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
Rank: #2222.
Big Sky High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3100 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2401
Grades: 9-12
| 1,157 students
Rank: #2323.
Desmet 6-8
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6355 Padre Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-4994
Grades: 6-8
| 32 students
Rank: n/an/a
2365 Flynne Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2452
Grades: PK-1
| 325 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
32 Campus Drive Room 315
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 203-1812
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
215 South 6th West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4050
Grades: K-3
| 232 students
215 South 6th West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4065
Grades: 4-5
| 133 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Missoula, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Missoula, MT include Rattlesnake Elementary School, Jeannette Rankin Elementary School and Paxson School.
How many public schools are located in Missoula, MT?
24 public schools are located in Missoula, MT.
What percentage of students in Missoula, MT go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Missoula, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Missoula, MT?
Missoula, MT public schools minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public schools average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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