Top 10 Best Missoula Public Preschools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 12 public preschools serving 4,327 students in Missoula, MT. The top ranked public preschools in Missoula, 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, MT public preschools have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the Montana public pre school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 52% statewide average). Pre schools in Missoula have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Montana public pre schools.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Montana public preschool average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Missoula, MT Public Preschools (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.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
Desmet School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6355 Padre Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-4994
Grades: PK-5
| 71 students
Rank: n/an/a
2365 Flynne Lane
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2452
Grades: PK-1
| 331 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

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