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Best High Schools
in Montana

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; seven Montana schools made our rankings.View Rankings

In Montana, high school students must complete at least 20 units of study in specific subjects to graduate, including one unit of career and technical education. High school sophomores are assessed in math, science and reading through the Montana Comprehensive Assessment System, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Among Montana schools in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, two were awarded silver medals and four received bronze medals. Montana's one gold medal school is Gardiner High School, in the Gardiner High School District, which is roughly 180 miles from both Billings and the state capital of Helena.

Top Ranked MT Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Gardiner High School

510 STONE ST, GARDINER, MT 59030

#2

Bozeman High School

205 NORTH 11TH AVE, BOZEMAN, MT 59715

#3

Chinook High School

528 OHIO, CHINOOK, MT 59523

Other Notable MT Schools

These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.

Anaconda High School

515 MAIN, ANACONDA, MT 59711

Joliet High School

300 NORTH PARK ST, JOLIET, MT 59041

Plains High School

412 RITTENOUR, PLAINS, MT 59859

Sunburst High School

414 3RD ST SOUTH, SUNBURST, MT 59482

See complete Montana High School Rankings

MT by the Numbers
Districts 95
High Schools 103
Full-Time Teachers 2,751
Students Enrolled 40,140

Featured Districts

Billings, Montana

The Billings Public Schools include three high schools that serve 5,165 students.

Missoula, Montana

There are four high schools in the Missoula County Public Schools, serving 3,643 students.