Top 10 Best Sanders County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 1,376 students in Sanders County, MT. Sanders County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Montana.
The top ranked public schools in Sanders County, MT are Plains Elementary School, Dixon 7-8 and Trout Creek 7-8. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sanders County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Montana public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Sanders County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Sanders County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Plains Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
412 Rittenour
Plains, MT 59859
(406) 826-3642
Grades: PK-6
| 225 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Dixon 7-8
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 B Street
Dixon, MT 59831
(406) 246-3566
Grades: 7-8
| 9 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Trout Creek 7-8
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4 School Lane
Trout Creek, MT 59874
(406) 827-3629
Grades: 7-8
| 14 students
Rank: #44.
Thompson Falls Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
315 Columbia
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-3592
Grades: PK-6
| 199 students
Rank: #55.
Thompson Falls 7-8
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
306 Haley
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-3593
Grades: 7-8
| 71 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Dixon Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
411 B Street
Dixon, MT 59831
(406) 246-3566
Grades: PK-6
| 43 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Trout Creek School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4 School Lane
Trout Creek, MT 59874
(406) 827-3629
Grades: PK-6
| 43 students
Rank: #88.
Plains 7-8
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
412 Rittenour
Plains, MT 59859
(406) 826-8600
Grades: 7-8
| 75 students
Rank: #99.
Hot Springs School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Broadway
Hot Springs, MT 59845
(406) 741-2014
Grades: PK-6
| 96 students
Rank: #1010.
Noxon School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Noxon Avenue
Noxon, MT 59853
(406) 847-2442
Grades: PK-6
| 72 students
Rank: #1111.
Plains High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
412 Rittenour
Plains, MT 59859
(406) 826-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 150 students
Rank: #1212.
Thompson Falls High School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Golf
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-3561
Grades: 9-12
| 188 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Hot Springs High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Broadway
Hot Springs, MT 59845
(406) 741-2962
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Noxon 7-8
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Noxon Avenue
Noxon, MT 59853
(406) 847-2442
Grades: 7-8
| 33 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Noxon High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Noxon Avenue
Noxon, MT 59853
(406) 847-2442
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
Rank: #1616.
Hot Springs 7-8
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Broadway
Hot Springs, MT 59845
(406) 741-2962
Grades: 6-8
| 41 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Sanders County, MT

Sanders County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
781 Montana Hwy 382
Plains, MT 59859
(406) 741-2837
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
Paradise, MT 59856
(406) 826-3344
Grades: PK-8
| 7 students

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