Most of us can agree that a good education is an essential part of becoming a well-rounded, productive member of society. I think we can also agree that across the state of Montana, not all schools are created equal.

There are a few different factors that go into this, the quality of teachers, the administration, the support of the community, and course, money.

So, let's take a look at the top schools versus the schools that could use some help.  For our purposes, we will look at only Montana High Schools and use data that has been provided by other sources.

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The website Moms Who Think breaks down schools across the state that are both overachieving and underperforming when it comes to Montana state standards. Taking a look at that data, we can see which Montana High Schools are considered the best and which ones are the worst.

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The Best

Lone Peak High School

Located in Gallatin Gateway is a small school with some big numbers.  The High School has a graduation rate of 100% and the ACT scores are higher than the state average.  Throw in the fact that there is a low student-to-teacher ratio, and Lone Peak is one of the very best in the state.

Fairfield High School

Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Montana is another high school that has a perfect graduation rate.  Not only that, but the average ACT score is 23 compared to the state average of 19.

Gardiner High School

Gardiner High School is also one of the best high schools in the state and like both Fairfield and Lone Peak, they also have a 100% graduation rate.  Not to mention that a third of the students are enrolled in the AP courses the school offers.

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The Worst

Rocky Boy High School

Located in Box Elder, MT the Rocky Boy School is not meeting state standards in English or Math. In fact, according to the data, only 19% of students are proficient in English, while 24% are proficient in Math.

Wolf Point High School

Wolf Point High only has a percentage of 13 when it comes to High School graduates pursuing a college degree. This is interesting since the number of students enrolled in AP classes is 3 times higher than the state average.

Lodge Grass High School

The Montana state average for high school graduates is 86%, the percentage of graduates at Lodge Grass High School is 29%, and out of that, only 5% move on to sort of higher learning.

These are the Top 8 Cheapest Towns To Live In, In Montana

Have you been contemplating moving to Montana? Maybe you already live here and the town has gotten so expensive you are having to relocate by no fault of your own. The good news, you can stay in Montana by moving to one of the cheapest towns in Montana.

PropertyClub.NYC has announced its 2023 list of the 8 cheapest Montana towns.

Top 5 Safest Cities In Montana, 2023

Like every state, there are always going to be a few towns that make us think twice about moving there or deciding where to raise our kiddos. But like I always say, "negative yells and positive whispers". The same goes for crime and violence; we hear about all the drug busts, assaults, break-ins, etc. It's not very often we hear about all the great things right?
Well, the list came out from Safewise, and we now know where the Five Safest Cities In Montana are.

20 License Plates Banned In Montana

This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.

Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:

"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department

What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.

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