Total Number of Schools
Montana has a total of 967 public and private schools.
- Public: 824
- Private: 143
There are 148,538 students in Montana
- Public: 140,833
- Private: 7,705
Here is the complete list of schools showing a total of 967 public & private schools in the state of Montana. These numbers are from 2010-11 enrollments.
Obviously, some change and fluctuations in the number of schools and total enrollment will occur in the next 10 years. For the sake of simplicity (and with a little rounding off), here are the numbers I’ll use going forward:
- 1,000 – total number of schools in Montana
- 150,000 – total number of students in Montana
The schools can be divided into 4 separate categories.
|1||High School (9-12)||182||32||214|
|2||Middle School (6/7-8)||210||34||244|
|4||Rural Elementary (PK-8)||109||38||147|
Students by County
Montana has a total of 56 counties within the State’s 147,000 square miles. Geographically, Montana is the 4th largest state just slightly smaller than California.
Map Courtesy of Digital-Topo-Maps.com
Within Montana, there are 8 primary population centers that comprise about 2/3 of the total number of Montana’s students. This means that geographically, Montana is a rural state with more than 1/3 of it’s students attending rural schools. Here are the 8 largest counties with it’s largest city and total school population per county.
|#6||Lewis & Clark||Helena||9855|
Here is a complete list of all 56 Counties including largest city/town and total students for public, private, and combined.