Helena school information

IndexHelenaMontanaNational
Average Test Scores43%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools1940879,221
Total private schools47724,874
Total post-secondary schools3327,963
The Helena, MT educational system consists of 19 public schools, 4 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Helena public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 9% higher than than the Montana average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Helena public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Montana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.8% have completed high school, 44.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Helena are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Helena.
  • 91.4% of people in Helena have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.8% of people in Helena have completed high school.
  • 44.2% of people in Helena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Helena

IndexHelenaMontanaNational
Completed 8th grade91.4%89.4%84.3%
Completed high school90.8%88.2%83.0%
Completed some college73.8%63.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.2%38.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.2%29.9%30.3%
Completed masters17.3%9.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.6%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clancy, MT1,61261%23%
Montana City, MT2,87857%16%
Helena Valley West Central, MT8,75350%2%
East Helena, MT2,28647%5%
Helena Valley Northeast, MT3,15442%15%
Helena, MT30,10243%13%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Myrtle Beach, SC30,10658%17%
Orcutt, CA30,10940%18%
Burlingame, CA30,11873%48%
Holly Springs, NC30,12664%30%
Lawrenceville, GA30,12745%8%
Helena, MT30,10243%13%
Source: The Helena, 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.