Missoula County Public Schools

Missoula County Public Schools District No. 1 is proud to provide an excellent education to all students in accordance with our Achievement for All Plan. Th e MCPS mission is to ensure every student achieves his or her full potential, regardless of circumstance and ability.

The District’s long term plan calls for transforming its 17 schools into vibrant learning communities. Teachers provide more than 8,900 students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in college and/or chosen career path. MCPS is well on its way to ensuring students have full opportunities to achieve a 21st century education and to be prepared for their endeavors after high school. Many of our long-term goals are forming into daily realities in District classrooms.

Missoula County Public Schools set the standards of academic achievement and innovation in the state of Montana. From continuing to lead the state in graduation completion rates (over 90 percent) through our nationally recognized Graduation Matters Missoula initiative to expanding the programs that are detailed in the Achievement for All plan, MCPS is moving forward with dedication to meet and exceed the goals set forth in the plan.

MCPS is proud to offer 21st century educational programs to our students preK-12: the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Hellgate and Big Sky High Schools, Lewis and Clark Elementary and soon to launch at Franklin Elementary; our Health Science Academy at Big Sky High School; the Finance Academy at Hellgate High School; the Dual Language Immersion program at Paxson Elementary school; Project Lead The Way STEM curriculum offered K-12; expansion of our Career and Technical Education program to include apprenticeships and future focused design projects and students businesses; dual-credit (high school/college credit) classes; Advanced Placement classes; world language classes (including Arabic and Mandarin Chinese); Montana Digital Academy classes (online); and our partnership with SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning K-12 and extensive music offerings (band, choir and orchestra) at all levels.

Parent and community involvement provides a strong foundation for student success in Missoula’s public schools. Th e District partners with parents, businesses and community members through Graduation Matters Missoula, an initiative that focuses on reducing the dropout rate, as well as the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, the Public Safety and Facilities Safety Committee, the Title I Parent Advisory Committee focused on the needs of students living in poverty, the Title VII Parent Advisory Committee focused on the needs of Native American students, and the
POINTS program focused on meeting the needs of students identified in the District’s COMPASS/Gifted Education program. To learn more about opportunities to engage with the District on a committee, please visit mcpsmt.org or contact the District at (406) 728-2400.Parents who need to identify which school their child should attend or learn more about schools and programs can stop by the District’s Administration Building at 215 South Sixth West in Missoula or visit mcpsmt.org.
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Missoula County Public Schools
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