Top 10 Best Yellowstone County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 64 public schools serving 23,928 students in Yellowstone County, MT (there are 14 private schools, serving 1,836 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Yellowstone County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
The top ranked public schools in Yellowstone County, MT are Broadview 7-8, Arrowhead School and Meadowlark School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Yellowstone County, MT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Montana public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Yellowstone County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Montana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is more than the Montana public school average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Best Yellowstone County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Broadview 7-8
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13935 1st Street
Broadview, MT 59015
(406) 667-2337
Grades: 7-8
| 22 students
Rank: #22.
Arrowhead School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2510 38th Street West
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6201
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #33.
Meadowlark School
Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
221 29th Street West
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6213
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
Rank: #44.
Central Heights School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
120 Lexington
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6209
Grades: PK-5
| 296 students
Rank: #55.
Elysian School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6416 Elysian Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 656-4101
Grades: PK-5
| 270 students
Rank: #66.
Custer High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
304 4th Avenue
Custer, MT 59024
(406) 856-4117
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Broadview High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13935 1st Street
Broadview, MT 59015
(406) 667-2337
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Custer 7-8
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
304 4th Avenue
Custer, MT 59024
(406) 856-4117
Grades: 7-8
| 12 students
Rank: #99.
Ben Steele Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5640 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 601-1600
Grades: 6-8
| 795 students
Rank: #1010.
Broadview School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13935 1st Street
Broadview, MT 59015
(406) 667-2337
Grades: PK-8
| 95 students
Rank: #1111.
Elysian Middle School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6416 Elysian Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 656-4101
Grades: 6-8
| 121 students
Rank: #1212.
Boulder School
Math: 56% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2202 32nd Street West
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6206
Grades: PK-5
| 501 students
Rank: #1313.
Highland School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
729 Parkhill
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6211
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #1414.
Canyon Creek School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3139 Duck Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 656-4471
Grades: PK-6
| 181 students
Rank: #1515.
Poly Drive School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2410 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6217
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
Rank: #1616.
Billings West High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2201 St Johns Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,180 students
Rank: #1717.
Eagle Cliffs Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1201 Kootenai
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6210
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Alkali Creek School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
681 Alkali Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Elder Grove School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1532 South 64 Street W
Billings, MT 59106
(406) 656-2893
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Blue Creek School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3652 Blue Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 259-0653
Grades: PK-6
| 176 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Sandstone School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1440 Nutter Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6220
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Shepherd Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7842 Shepherd Road
Shepherd, MT 59079
(406) 373-5516
Grades: PK-5
| 342 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Big Sky Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3231 Granger Avenue East
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6204
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Huntley Project Elementary K-6
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1477 Ash Street
Worden, MT 59088
(406) 967-2540
Grades: PK-6
| 405 students
Rank: #2525.
Yellowstone Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1750 Ray Of Hope Lane
Billings, MT 59106
(406) 656-2198
Grades: PK-6
| 26 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Beartooth School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1345 Elaine Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6202
Grades: PK-5
| 360 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Independent School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2907 Roundup Road
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 259-8109
Grades: PK-6
| 302 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Mckinley School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
820 North 31st Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6212
Grades: PK-5
| 297 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Custer School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
304 4th Avenue
Custer, MT 59024
(406) 856-4117
Grades: PK-6
| 52 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Pioneer School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1937 Dover Road
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 373-5357
Grades: PK-8
| 79 students
Rank: #3131.
Castle Rock Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1441 Governors Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 711 students
Rank: #3232.
Fred W Graff School
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
417 East Sixth St
Laurel, MT 59044
(406) 628-6916
Grades: 3-4
| 292 students
Rank: #3333.
Canyon Creek 7-8
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3139 Duck Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 656-4471
Grades: 7-8
| 68 students
Rank: #3434.
Bitterroot School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1801 Bench Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6205
Grades: PK-5
| 289 students
Rank: #3535.
Will James Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 30th Street West
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-6100
Grades: 6-8
| 618 students
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Yellowstone County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
214 Lake Ave
Molt, MT 59057
(406) 669-3224
Grades: PK-8
| 5 students
2802 13th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 255-3876
Grades: PK-K
| 160 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Yellowstone County, MT?
The top ranked public schools in Yellowstone County, MT include Broadview 7-8, Arrowhead School and Meadowlark School.
How many public schools are located in Yellowstone County, MT?
64 public schools are located in Yellowstone County, MT.
What percentage of students in Yellowstone County, MT go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Yellowstone County, MT are educated in public schools (compared to the MT state average of 93%).
What is the racial composition of students in Yellowstone County, MT?
Yellowstone County, MT public schools minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is more than the Montana public schools average of 22% (majority American Indian).

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