When it comes to picking a place to live, a lot of families focus on finding a home in a good school district. Parents want their kids to have the best education they can get, so they typically will live in a school district with "good grades."

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What makes a good school district?

Niche is a website that does an annual ranking of the top school districts in the state. They judge a school district on metrics like teachers, academics, diversity, and sports. Grading each school district on an A to F scale, just like the students get graded.


Before we get to the top school district in Montana for 2024, let's take a peek at which districts made the TOP 10.

  • 10) Hamilton
  • 9) Flathead
  • 8) Ennis
  • 7) Helena
  • 6) Hobson
  • 5) Corvallis
  • 4) Frenchtown
  • 3) Geraldine
  • 2) Highwood

As you can see, it doesn't take a large community to have a top-rated school district. Some of Montana's most populated school districts didn't make the top 10.


According to Niche, the best school district in Montana goes to Bozeman. Scoring A's in academics, activities, teachers, administration, and college prep. However, Bozeman's school district only scored a C grade for diversity.

According to Niche

Bozeman H S is a highly rated, public school district located in BOZEMAN, MT. It has 2,631 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

See all of the grades from the other school districts in the state. Check out the full report from Niche on the best school districts in Montana.


Here's an updated list of the best public high schools in Montana.

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