Don't miss the bus(es)!

Small class sizes and schools spread conveniently throughout the county are just a couple of the reasons that Missoula County Public School District is known for excellence.

Missoula County Public Schools


Across the State of Montana, Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) has a reputation for excellence.

Here are some quick facts about MCPS:

  • A unified K-12 district that serves nearly 8,400 students in 17 schools in the county
  • 9 elementary schools, grades K-5
  • 3 middle schools, grades 6-8
  • 5 high schools, including Seeley-Swan and the Willard Alternative School
  • 1 dedicated Preschool Center
  • Adult and continuing education programs
  • An innovative, multi-disciplinary K-12 curriculum that is research-based and reflects the needs of all students
  • Combined elementary and high school general fund budgets total nearly $60 million
  • An 11-member Board of Trustees which oversees MCPS operations and policies
  • Small class sizes and the flexibility to use small group and individual teaching methods
  • Comprehensive assessment programs, special education programs, Title I programs, and programs for youth who are gifted and talented, at-risk, bilingual, Native American, or in need of mental health services
  • Musical programs for band, choir, and orchestra
  • Partnerships with various Missoula agencies to provide family resource centers and after-school enrichment programs in many schools