Missoula Elementary


The Missoula Elementary School District in Montana consists of 12 schools, including 9 elementary schools and 3 middle schools, serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The district is known for its diverse student population and strong academic performance, with several standout schools ranking among the top in the state.

The top-performing elementary schools in the district are Paxson School and Jeannette Rankin Elementary, both ranking in the top 20 out of 332 Montana elementary schools and receiving 5 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger. Another standout is Rattlesnake Elementary School, which ranks 6th out of 332 Montana elementary schools and also receives 5 out of 5 stars. Among the middle schools, Washington Middle School is the top-ranked, ranking 19th out of 187 Montana middle schools and receiving 5 out of 5 stars.

The Missoula Elementary School District boasts a diverse student population, with white students making up the majority (ranging from 75.43% to 90.05%) and significant representation of other racial groups, including African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and students of two or more races. The district's spending per student ranges from $8,430 at Rattlesnake Elementary to $10,972 at Lowell School, with an average of around $9,300 per student. Student-teacher ratios vary, from the lowest at 11.6 (Franklin School) to the highest at 16.9 (Paxson School), with the middle schools generally having the highest ratios.

District Detail

 909 South Ave West
Missoula, MT 59801

 (406) 728-2400

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 300 Montana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 5,280

Primary Schools: 9
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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