Great Falls school information

IndexGreat FallsMontanaNational
Average Test Scores48%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools2340879,221
Total private schools97724,874
Total post-secondary schools4327,963
The Great Falls, MT educational system consists of 23 public schools, 9 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Great Falls public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 22% higher than than the Montana average and 3% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Great Falls public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Montana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.6% have completed high school, 26.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Great Falls are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Great Falls.
  • 87.5% of people in Great Falls have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.6% of people in Great Falls have completed high school.
  • 26.0% of people in Great Falls have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Great Falls

IndexGreat FallsMontanaNational
Completed 8th grade87.5%89.4%84.3%
Completed high school86.6%88.2%83.0%
Completed some college60.8%63.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.3%38.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.0%29.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%9.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Great Falls (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ulm, MT53748%2%
Sand Coulee, MT23047%4%
Vaughn, MT82443%14%
Great Falls, MT59,47948%3%

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Lakewood, WA59,48939%20%
Moore, OK59,50177%57%
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Casper, WY59,39746%7%
Lancaster, PA59,34147%5%
Great Falls, MT59,47948%3%
Source: The Great Falls, MT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.