Top 10 Best Missoula County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 43 public schools serving 13,874 students in Missoula County, MT (there are 14 private schools, serving 1,620 private students). 90% 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 Hawthorne 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 46% (versus the Montana public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 50% 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 (2023)

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
| 449 students
Rank: #22.
Jeannette Rankin Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2625 Briggs Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 481 students
Rank: #33.
Hawthorne School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2835 South 3rd West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4025
Grades: PK-5
| 385 students
Rank: #44.
Lewis & Clark School
Math: 53% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2901 Park
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4035
Grades: PK-5
| 478 students
Rank: #55.
Paxson School
Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 Evans
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4055
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #66.
Target Range 7-8
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4095 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 549-9239
Grades: 6-8
| 148 students
Rank: #77.
Washington Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
645 West Central Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4085
Grades: 6-8
| 668 students
Rank: #88.
Russell School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3216 Russell Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4080
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #99.
Hellgate El Intermediate
Math: 55% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2355 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2160
Grades: 4-6
| 483 students
Rank: #1010.
Target Range School
Math: 51% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4095 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 549-9239
Grades: PK-6
| 433 students
Rank: #1111.
Hellgate Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2375 Flynn Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2452
Grades: 7-8
| 344 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Frenchtown High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17620 Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2670
Grades: 9-12
| 457 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Sunset School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5024 Sunset Hill Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5542
Grades: PK-8
| 12 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Swan Valley School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6423 Highway 83
Condon, MT 59826
(406) 754-2320
Grades: PK-6
| 18 students
Rank: #12 - 1512. - 15.
Woodman 7-8 Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18470 Highway 12 West
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6770
Grades: 7-8
| 5 students
Rank: #1616.
Chief Charlo School
Math: 47% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5600 Longview Dr
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4005
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1717.
Sentinel High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
901 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2403
Grades: 9-12
| 1,278 students
Rank: #1818.
Meadow Hill Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4210 Reserve
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4045
Grades: 6-8
| 500 students
Rank: #1919.
Clinton 7-8 Middle School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
20397e Mullan Rd
Clinton, MT 59825
(406) 825-3113
Grades: 7-8
| 56 students
Rank: #2020.
Porter Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2510 Central Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4060
Grades: 6-8
| 604 students
Rank: #2121.
Franklin School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1901 South 10th West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #2222.
Hellgate High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
900 South Higgins
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2402
Grades: 9-12
| 1,210 students
Rank: #2323.
Potomac School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
29750 Potomac Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5581
Grades: PK-6
| 58 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Potomac 7-8 Middle School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
29750 Potomac Road
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 244-5581
Grades: 7-8
| 28 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Seeley-swan High School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
456 Airport Road
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 677-2224
Grades: 9-12
| 92 students
Rank: #2626.
Frenchtown Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
16495 Main Street
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2620
Grades: PK-3
| 346 students
Rank: #2727.
Lolo Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11395 Highway 93 South
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6686
Grades: PK-4
| 306 students
Rank: #2828.
Desmet 6-8
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6355 Padre Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-4994
Grades: 6-8
| 28 students
Rank: #2929.
Lolo Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
11395 Highway 93 South
Lolo, MT 59847
(406) 273-6141
Grades: 5-8
| 227 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Lowell School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Sherwood
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-4040
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Seeley Lake Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
200 School Lane
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 677-2265
Grades: PK-6
| 120 students
Rank: #3232.
Bonner 7-8 Middle School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9045 Hwy 200 E
Bonner, MT 59823
(406) 258-6151
Grades: 7-8
| 73 students
Rank: #3333.
Big Sky High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3100 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2401
Grades: 9-12
| 1,137 students
Rank: #3434.
Seeley Lake 7-8 Middle School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
200 School Lane
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
(406) 677-2265
Grades: 7-8
| 37 students
Rank: #3535.
Frenchtown 6-8
Math: 33% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
17620 Frontage Road
Frenchtown, MT 59834
(406) 626-2650
Grades: 6-8
| 339 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 are Rattlesnake Elementary School, Jeannette Rankin Elementary School and Hawthorne School.

How many public schools are location in Missoula County, MT?

43 public schools are location in Missoula County, MT.

What percentage of students in Missoula County, MT go to public school?

90% 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 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).

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