U.S. News and World Report published this week its rankings of the best high schools in America. The report used metrics like state proficiency test scores and Advanced Placement program data to determine which public high schools were better than the rest.
Of the 21,035 schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia studied, only three Montana schools—Gardiner High, Bozeman High and Fort Benton High—cracked the top 1,000.
The top Missoula school? Hellgate at No. 1,494. Sentinel came in at No. 1,832 and Big Sky was unranked.
For a closer look at the report's methodology click here.