For many, the days we spent in High School are some of the best of our lives.  Friendships, pep rallies, games, and dances are things that we can look back on with fondness for years to come.

Of course, there's also the education part of all of it.

The purpose of school is to get a well-rounded education that will not only put a little knowledge in our brains but prepare us to either go out in the "real world" or head off to higher learning.

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According to US News and World Report, Montana has 161 school districts throughout the state, and in those districts, you'll find 169 high schools with over 42 thousand students and over 3000 teachers, which ends up being a state average of 13 students per teacher, per class.  Most of those cities and towns only have one high school, while a few Montana cities have multiple.

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For those wondering what the determining factors are, the following criteria were used:

  • College Readiness
  • College Curriculum Breadth
  • State Assessment Proficiency
  • State Assessment Performance
  • Underserved Student Performance
  • Graduation Rate
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So which Montana high school is ranked as the best in the state? Before we tell you which high school is tops, let's take a look at some of the others that made The Best List.

#5 Frenchtown High School

Frenchtown High is ranked as the best high school in the Missoula Metro area and the AP participation rate is 30 percent.

#4 Hamilton High School

Hamilton High, which is ranked as the best high school in the Bitter Root Valley has an AP participation rate of over 40 percent.

#3 Whitefish High School

Whitefish High is the only high school in the town and has an AP participation rate of just under 40 percent.

#2 Gardiner High School

Gardiner High comes in as the runner-up. While the school might not be big, they produce some pretty impressive results. The school has an AP participation rate of almost 60 percent.

#1 Bozeman High School

The OG in Bozeman, Bozeman High is considered the best high school in the state. Bozeman High has an AP participation rate of just over 50 percent.

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Do you agree with the list?  Is there a Montana High School that you feel is missing from the Top 5? Let us know by sending us a message on our radio station app.

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