Q: How are we different than Missoula County Public Schools?
A: Missoula County Public Schools is a public school district. Our office is a county government office of an elected official.
Q: Who has authority over the school districts?
A: The Board of Trustees of each district sets policies. The Montana State Office of Public Instruction approves a school's accreditation status.
Q: How many school districts are in Missoula County?
A: Thirteen. See our list of School Administrators.
Q: How many students are enrolled in Missoula County school districts?
A: For the 2019 academic year, we have a total enrollment of 14,218 students.
Q: Sunset School, in school year 2011-12, had only one child enrolled and the school stayed open. Why would a school stay open with only one student attending?
Potomac 130.04 $205.86 130.04/51.47=2.53 or 253%
Q: How can your child attend a different school district?
A: Call the district of choice and ask if they take out-of-district students. If the answer is yes, be aware that there may be a tuition charge.
Q: What's the difference between school districts and attendance areas?
A: Attendance areas are boundaries located inside a large school district; e.g. MCPS, District 1
Q: How can I find out what school district my children will attend?
A: Call our office at (406) 258-4860.
If you think you may reside within the boundaries of MCPS District #1, search by Home Address using the Attendance Locator, click here.
Search using County's Property Information System, click here.
Q: Why doesn't the bus come to my house?
A: By law a school district is only obligated to transport students who live three or more miles from the school.
Q: What are some links to other areas of education in Montana?
A: Here are some websites that may be of some importance to anyone interested in education in Montana.