Best High Schools
in Montana

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 13 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 vocational-technical education. High school sophomores are assessed in math and reading through the Montana Comprehensive Assessment System, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Among Montana schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, seven were awarded silver medals and five 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

Fort Benton High School

1820 WASHINGTON, FORT BENTON, MT 59442

#4

Hellgate High School

900 SOUTH HIGGINS, MISSOULA, MT 59801

#5

Polson High School

1712 2ND ST WEST, POLSON, MT 59860

#6

Sentinel High School

901 SOUTH AVE WEST, MISSOULA, MT 59801

#7

Glacier High School

375 WOLFPACK WAY, KALISPELL, MT 59901

#8

Billings West High School

2201 ST JOHNS AVE, BILLINGS, MT 59102

Other Notable MT Schools

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

Big Sky High School

3100 SOUTH AVE WEST, MISSOULA, MT 59804

Billings Sr High School

425 GRAND AVE, BILLINGS, MT 59101

See complete Montana High School Rankings

MT by the Numbers
Districts 159
High Schools 167
Full-Time Teachers 3,279
Students Enrolled 43,094

Featured Districts

Billings, Montana

The Billings Public Schools include three high schools that serve 5,132 students.

Missoula, Montana

There are four high schools in the Missoula County Public Schools, serving 3,634 students.