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Teaching Schools in Montana Districts

Montana has more than 31 school districts, from Lewis and clark county County's to Flathead county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Montana. Don't miss our report on Montana Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Helena Elem Helena Elem Lewis and clark 5,150 303 $51,348,000
Belgrade Elem Belgrade Elem Gallatin 2,409 144 $19,182,000
Billings Elem Billings Elem Yellowstone 11,344 687 $97,875,000
Billings H S Billings H S Yellowstone 5,174 287 $54,922,000
Bozeman Elem Bozeman Elem Gallatin 4,528 272 $39,521,000
Bozeman H S Bozeman H S Gallatin 1,989 119 $21,426,000
Browning Elem Browning Elem Glacier 1,506 104 $20,580,000
Butte Elem Butte Elem Silver bow 2,989 181 $27,914,000
Butte H S Butte H S Silver bow 1,199 74 $14,675,000
Columbia Falls Elem Columbia Falls Elem Flathead 1,408 95 $13,811,000
Corvallis K-12 Schools Corvallis K-12 Schools Ravalli 1,293 88 $11,398,000
East Helena Elem East Helena Elem Lewis and clark 1,207 70 $9,671,000
Frenchtown K-12 Schools Frenchtown K-12 Schools Missoula 1,264 84 $10,930,000
Great Falls Elem Great Falls Elem Cascade 7,245 484 $65,162,000
Great Falls H S Great Falls H S Cascade 2,963 207 $29,245,000
Hamilton K-12 Schools Hamilton K-12 Schools Ravalli 1,523 104 $14,071,000
Hardin Elem Hardin Elem Big horn 1,525 110 $18,925,000
Havre Elem Havre Elem Hill 1,343 78 $13,917,000
Helena H S Helena H S Lewis and clark 2,891 190 $29,289,000
Hellgate Elem Hellgate Elem Missoula 1,514 84 $12,750,000
Flathead H S Flathead H S Flathead 2,817 185 $27,141,000
Kalispell Elem Kalispell Elem Flathead 3,060 190 $27,196,000
Laurel Elem Laurel Elem Yellowstone 1,468 84 $11,958,000
Libby K-12 Schools Libby K-12 Schools Lincoln 1,147 74 $12,165,000
Lockwood Elem Lockwood Elem Yellowstone 1,146 78 $11,039,000
Miles City ElemMiles City Elem Custer 1,041 74 $9,303,000
Missoula H S Missoula H S Missoula 3,619 238 $44,946,000
Missoula Elem Missoula Elem Missoula 5,289 330 $50,562,000
Polson Elem Polson Elem Lake 1,156 84 $11,918,000
Ronan ElemRonan Elem Lake 1,039 74 $9,853,000
Whitefish Elem Whitefish Elem Flathead 1,186 70 $10,229,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp