Top 10 Best Missoula County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 43 public schools serving 14,303 students in Missoula County, MT (there are 15 private schools, serving 1,807 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Missoula County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Missoula County, 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 County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Montana public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Missoula County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% 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 County 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.
Frenchtown Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16495 Main Street
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2620
Grades: PK-3
| 425 students
Rank: #66.
Potomac 7-8
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29750 Potomac Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5581
Grades: 7-8
| 18 students
Rank: #77.
Swan Valley 7-8
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6423 Highway 83
Condon, MT 59826
(406) 754-2320
Grades: 7-8
| 5 students
Rank: #88.
Sunset School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5024 Sunset Hill Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5542
Grades: PK-8
| 13 students
Rank: #99.
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: #1010.
Swan Valley School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6423 Highway 83
Condon, MT 59826
(406) 754-2320
Grades: PK-6
| 29 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
Woodman School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18470 Highway 12 West
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6770
Grades: PK-6
| 36 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
Potomac School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
29750 Potomac Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5581
Grades: PK-6
| 80 students
Rank: #1919.
Seeley Lake 7-8
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 School Lane
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 677-2265
Grades: 7-8
| 41 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
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: #2424.
Lolo Middle School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11395 Highway 93 South
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6141
Grades: 5-8
| 220 students
Rank: #2525.
Clinton 7-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
20397e Mullan Rd
Clinton, MT 59825
(406) 825-3113
Grades: 7-8
| 39 students
Rank: #2626.
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: #2727.
Frenchtown High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17620 Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2670
Grades: 9-12
| 490 students
Rank: #2828.
Clinton School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
20397 E Mullan Rd
Clinton, MT 59825
(406) 825-3113
Grades: PK-6
| 164 students
Rank: #2929.
Frenchtown 6-8
Math: 32% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17620 Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2650
Grades: 6-8
| 340 students
Rank: #3030.
Frenchtown Intermediate School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
16495 Main Street
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2622
Grades: 4-5
| 208 students
Rank: #3131.
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: #3232.
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: #3333.
Lolo Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11395 Highway 93 South
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6686
Grades: PK-4
| 318 students
Rank: #3434.
Seeley Lake Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 School Lane
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 677-2265
Grades: PK-6
| 144 students
Rank: #3535.
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
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Missoula County 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
Powell Ranger Station
Lolo, MT 59847
(208) 942-3161
Grades: n/a
| n/a 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 County, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Missoula County, MT include Rattlesnake Elementary School, Jeannette Rankin Elementary School and Paxson School.
How many public schools are located in Missoula County, MT?
43 public schools are located in Missoula County, MT.
What percentage of students in Missoula County, MT go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Missoula County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Missoula County, MT?
Missoula County, MT public schools minority enrollment is 15% 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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