Montana Schools

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Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Montana, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Montana School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate82.0%13
Dropout Rate5.2%40
Per Pupil Spending$9,77726
Students Per Teacher13.614
Number of Schools84237
Number of Students141,89944
Number of (FTE) Teachers10,46744

Montana Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment141,89913.6
Prekindergarten Students9634.4
Kindergarten Students10,80215.9
1st Grade Students10,742-
2nd Grade Students10,571-
3rd Grade Students10,398-
4th Grade Students10,558-
5th Grade Students10,538-
6th Grade Students10,566-
7th Grade Students10,841-
8th Grade Students10,890-
9th Grade Students11,890-
10th Grade Students11,326-
11th Grade Students11,144-
12th Grade Students10,670-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers10,46713.6
Prekindergarten Teachers2194.4
Kindergarten Teachers67815.9
Elementary Teachers6,182-
Secondary Teachers3,388-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides2,184
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors159
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors459
Elementary285
Secondary172
Other2
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians381
Library Support Staff142
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff5,420
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators169
LEA Administrative Support Staff486
School Administrators544
School Administrative Support Staff46
Student Support Services687
Other Support Services Staff3,488

Montana State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$1,559,091,112-
Total Local Revenues$472,600,48630.3%
Property Tax$357,783,66622.9%
Non-Property Tax$2,902,4220.2%
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax--
Individual Tuition$1,845,8540.1%
Tuition From LEAs$2,116,7700.1%
Individual Transportation Fees$123,3330.01%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$484,7580.03%
Earnings on Investments$24,924,5551.6%
Food Service$20,771,4541.3%
Student Activities$37,419,6392.4%
Textbooks$197,0610.01%
Summer School$458,5160.03%
Other Revenues$26,173,9861.7%
Intermediate Revenues$122,553,2427.9%
Total State Revenues$774,708,11349.7%
Total Federal Revenues$189,229,27112.1%
Direct Grants$12,668,0990.8%
Revenues Through State$126,583,3588.1%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$49,977,8143.2%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$1,392,449,155-
Total Instructional Expenditures$839,415,44260.3%
Salaries$555,735,43039.9%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$441,576,90731.7%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$41,400,2083.0%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$16,480,1671.2%
Teacher Salaries - Other$734,4440.05%
Employee Benefits$156,887,70911.3%
Purchased Services$54,970,2653.9%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$750,1380.05%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$2,045,7640.1%
Supplies$67,036,1740.4%
Property$4,035,7260.3%
Other--
Textbooks$11,556,1120.8%
Salaries$237,661,85417.1%
Student Support$49,720,6673.6%
Instructional Staff Support$29,202,8742.1%
General Administration Support$20,135,8631.4%
School Administration Support$55,293,8764.0%
Operation & Maintenance Support$48,671,4713.5%
Student Transportation Support$17,320,5881.2%
Other Support$17,316,5151.2%
Employee Benefits$71,653,8585.1%
Student Support$13,526,3291.0%
Instructional Staff Support$7,632,0170.5%
General Administration Support$5,754,5120.4%
School Administration Support$16,086,3751.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$17,835,8191.3%
Student Transportation Support$5,401,2610.4%
Other Support$5,417,5450.4%
Purchased Services$105,535,4987.6%
Student Support$11,815,2280.8%
Instructional Staff Support$6,456,4070.5%
General Administration Support$10,044,2460.7%
School Administration Support$2,361,0020.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$33,854,7892.4%
Student Transportation Support$35,234,5132.5%
Other Support$5,769,3130.4%
Supplies$72,839,7615.2%
Student Support$1,997,2730.1%
Instructional Staff Support$9,014,3160.6%
General Administration Support$1,906,8940.1%
School Administration Support$1,892,1260.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$47,059,4553.4%
Student Transportation Support$7,093,9470.5%
Other Support$3,875,7500.3%
Property$21,672,3971.6%
Student Support$151,0520.01%
Instructional Staff Support$424,2680.03%
General Administration Support$193,5200.01%
School Administration Support$172,6930.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$8,137,1320.6%
Student Transportation Support$11,919,7050.9%
Other Support$674,0270.05%
Other$6,056,2040.4%
Student Support$182,0340.01%
Instructional Staff Support$191,7740.01%
General Administration Support$1,995,3070.1%
School Administration Support$295,2670.02%
Operation & Maintenance Support$2,861,7600.2%
Student Transportation Support$99,5440.01%
Other Support$430,5180.03%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$59,286,5384.3%
Food Services$56,801,2914.1%
Salaries$17,776,5441.3%
Employee Benefits$6,459,3630.5%
Purchased Services$8,123,5250.6%
Supplies$24,299,2321.7%
Property--
Other$142,6270.01%
Enterprise$2,485,2470.2%
Salaries$1,296,4950.09%
Employee Benefits$377,5310.03%
Purchased Services$393,3330.03%
Supplies$226,8860.02%
Property--
Other$191,0020.01%

Montana State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 63.3%
Asian 100.0%
Hispanic 69.5%
Black 64.6%
White 84.7%
Total 82.0%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 904
Asian 133
Hispanic 191
Black 53
White 9,115
Total 10,396
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 107
Asian 13
Hispanic 55
Black 15
White 812
Total 1,056
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 93753.1%
Grade 106135.1%
Grade 117006.2%
Grade 127266.6%
Grades 9-12 Total2,4355.2%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian14211.7%
Asian34.1%
Hispanic126.5%
Black36.3%
White2154.4%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male1,3445.7%
Female1,0914.8%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Absarokee328611.6$43,676
3 Reviews
Alberton41518.8$26,000
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Anaconda41,11715.1-
2 Reviews
Arlee340210.4$21,188
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Ashland3779.8$22,222
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Augusta3826.3$24,688
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Bainville31146.9$26,250
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Baker43639.2$30,893
1 Reviews
Belfry3514.6$25,313
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Belgrade73,03918.4$37,392
1 Reviews
Belt431112.3$25,469
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Big Sandy41599.1$28,523
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Big Timber353013.4$30,595
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Bigfork592012.7$36,116
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Billings5216,97015.7$35,147
14 Reviews
Bonner448014.2-
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Boulder638311.2$29,276
1 Reviews
Box Elder695112.2$19,728
3 Reviews
Bozeman305,98615.7$32,156
3 Reviews
Bridger31989.5$26,103
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Broadus329610.9$25,156
1 Reviews
Broadview31769.4$29,500
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Brockton3935.2$19,167
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Browning81,86913.3$23,879
1 Reviews
Butte104,34616.4-
8 Reviews
Cascade333712.3$30,602
3 Reviews
Charlo331912.0$24,167
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Chester524810.0$27,578
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Chinook533512.2$25,461
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Choteau340111.9$25,708
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Circle424512.3$27,500
1 Reviews
Clancy471714.7$52,938
1 Reviews
Clinton224015.1$31,731
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Clyde Park21149.2$28,194
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Colstrip362410.7$55,650
1 Reviews
Columbia Falls72,26715.1$31,128
3 Reviews
Columbus366014.4$33,750
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Condon3336.3-
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Conrad860312.7$29,432
1 Reviews
Corvallis41,34014.6$17,434
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Culbertson325811.7$30,000
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Custer3827.9$26,944
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Cut Bank878411.4$33,885
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Darby337912.5$25,221
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Deer Lodge373614.1$29,859
1 Reviews
Denton31067.6$28,393
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Dillon61,06515.5$26,389
1 Reviews
Dixon2618.4$15,455
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Dodson4564.4$19,464
1 Reviews
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Drummond320310.3$26,500
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Dutton31556.5$34,063
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East Helena31,13217.5$31,071
1 Reviews
Ekalaka31146.5$19,432
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Ennis334113.7$30,735
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Eureka484915.2$27,120
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Fairfield639611.4$29,018
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Fairview430410.4$26,023
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Florence389614.3$39,286
2 Reviews
Forsyth439713.7$33,533
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Fort Benton327711.7$29,406
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Fort Shaw214711.9$36,250
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Frazer51616.7$19,500
2 Reviews
Frenchtown31,24614.3$46,094
1 Reviews
Froid3776.0$24,583
Not Yet Rated
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Fromberg31307.3$29,219
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Galata2338.3-
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Gallatin Gateway537012.4-
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Gardiner324512.0$30,125
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Geraldine31018.3$30,893
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Geyser3495.5-
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Gildford29411.4$33,125
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Glasgow480412.4$30,491
2 Reviews
Glendive61,14512.6$30,943
1 Reviews
Grass Range4727.2$19,375
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Great Falls3110,38114.0$32,436
15 Reviews
Hamilton71,57214.8$22,013
9 Reviews
Hammond2105.0-
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Hardin41,41112.9$28,018
2 Reviews
Harlem45349.9$27,794
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Harlowton32869.5$23,636
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Harrison31058.2$36,875
1 Reviews
Havre111,97116.1$29,944
1 Reviews
Hays41917.1$17,000
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Heart Butte31579.0$20,885
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Helena198,14716.3$34,416
3 Reviews
Heron2805.7$28,750
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Highwood3847.1$44,375
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Hinsdale3917.1-
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Hobson31167.3$30,179
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Hot Springs320711.3$12,663
1 Reviews
Hysham31046.9$30,179
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Joliet337111.8$24,167
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Jordan61547.9$26,250
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Judith Gap3444.2$16,979
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Kalispell307,49615.7$28,567
9 Reviews
Kila216012.3-
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Lambert3775.2-
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Lame Deer455510.2$19,828
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Laurel41,94115.7$32,679
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Lavina3826.4$24,643
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Lewistown81,22213.6$28,949
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Libby51,22214.1$24,276
3 Reviews
Lima3745.9$20,313
1 Reviews
Lincoln31698.9$26,688
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Livingston81,47114.5$28,980
1 Reviews
Lockwood31,18413.3$34,768
1 Reviews
Lodge Grass331111.7$22,120
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Lolo464515.5$43,846
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Malta456112.6$31,212
4 Reviews
Manhattan566013.0$38,242
2 Reviews
Marion412810.0-
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Medicine Lake3976.4$28,750
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Melstone3847.2$31,250
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Miles City141,67012.9$29,847
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Missoula3510,25515.4$30,366
10 Reviews
Moore31097.8$25,536
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Nashua31439.2$26,827
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Noxon320611.6$30,583
2 Reviews
Opheim3534.9$24,583
1 Reviews
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Park City332812.1$37,266
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Peerless30--
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Philipsburg316410.4$24,559
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Plains443912.8$26,331
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Plentywood334810.7$30,037
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Plevna3855.7$27,917
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Polson71,71414.3$21,870
1 Reviews
Poplar47439.3$24,896
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Power314810.1$38,036
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Pray2868.8-
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Pryor4875.8$25,096
1 Reviews
Ramsay214012.6-
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Rapelje3615.7-
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Red Lodge446512.4$31,750
2 Reviews
Reed Point3927.0$26,500
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Richey3735.6$23,750
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Roberts314110.0-
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Ronan41,04514.7$22,422
2 Reviews
Rosebud3957.5-
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Roundup360414.7$23,144
5 Reviews
Roy3525.3-
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Rudyard2746.0$28,393
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Ryegate3686.8$26,250
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Saco3696.1$23,125
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Sand Coulee42299.8-
1 Reviews
Savage3947.7-
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Scobey326612.4$26,806
1 Reviews
Seeley Lake328111.7$35,101
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Shelby456113.3$29,219
2 Reviews
Shepherd383813.7$31,250
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Sheridan32029.5$21,118
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Sidney71,20314.1$32,109
2 Reviews
St. Ignatius450312.6$25,682
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St. Regis31739.8$23,750
5 Reviews
Stanford41307.7$22,679
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Stevensville51,24314.1$27,951
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Sunburst52179.6$38,250
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Superior331711.2$25,333
2 Reviews
Terry31408.6$25,294
1 Reviews
Thompson Falls447512.4$28,103
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Three Forks357915.4$34,212
3 Reviews
Townsend371813.6$26,820
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Trout Creek2387.2$26,458
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Troy747912.3$19,635
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Turner3797.5-
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Twin Bridges325012.2$25,833
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Ulm3748.6$40,795
2 Reviews
Valier41808.9$30,000
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Vaughn2849.0$31,250
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Victor336513.6$38,618
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West Yellowstone323312.1$30,703
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Westby3574.3$32,875
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White Sulphur Springs32339.1$28,229
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Whitefish71,69713.5$33,038
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Whitehall348214.0$29,940
1 Reviews
Whitewater3403.5-
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Wibaux31438.4$26,518
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Willow Creek3495.4$32,386
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Winifred3837.7$25,000
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Winnett31029.6$17,361
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Wolf Creek23811.2-
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Wolf Point79779.8$27,962
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Worden372614.0$22,625
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Wyola28811.6$20,536
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