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Governor:Steve Bullock
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Elsie Arntzen
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:144,532
Number of school districts:499
Number of public schools:831
Number of public school teachers:10,234
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,017
Percent minority students:20.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:43.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.3%
8th grade math:37.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.7%
8th grade reading:35.1%

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A national debate over whether public funds may go to faith-based schools is high on the list of cases before the Supreme Court in the coming term, stemming from a dispute in Montana.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
As many as 1 in 3 eligible 18- and 19-year-olds voted in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, and Oregon in last year's mid-term elections, new data show. Did civics education help?
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
More high school students than ever are graduating, and a new report suggests that’s not due to lowered standards—it’s because students are actually learning more.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Montana
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
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March 1, 2017 – Education Week

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