|Jurisdiction||State of Montana|
|Annual budget||$1.009 billion (2019)|
The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is the state education agency of Montana. Elsie Arntzen currently serves as the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction. The agency is headquartered in Helena.
The people of Montana have elected a Superintendent of Public Instruction as one of the five members of the executive branch since 1889. By law, the superintendent has general supervision of the K-12 public schools and school districts. The superintendent also serves as a member of the Land Board,the State Library Commission, and as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board of Public Education, the Board of Regents, and the Board of Education.
|School Data 2008-2009|
|Middle, 7&8, Junior High Schools||217|
|School Year||Graduation Rate|
Denise Juneau took office on January 5, 2009. In that same year tobacco use among Montana teens declinedand student Student ACT scores were reporting up in 2009 from 2008. However, those two 2009 reported successes were attributed to the previous superintendent of Public Instruction, Linda McCulloch. In that same year math scores showed that Montana fourth and eighth–graders continued to test above the national average, and the number of students who struggle with reading was down from 2008.
In 2009, Montana's leadership in key Indian Education policies was recognized.Bozeman middle–school student Marina Dimitrov became America's Top Young Scientist. The National Indian Education Association named Denise Juneau 2009 Educator of the Year, and under Juneau's leadership Montana became one of only seven states receiving grants to increase the number of graduates.
At the end of 2009, Montana was awarded grants for schools to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students.Juneau also promoted local agriculture through farm to school programs.
|Georgia Ruth Rice||1977–1981|
|Mary M. Condon||1949–1957|
|Henry A. Davee||1905–1917|
|W. W. Welch||1901–1905|
|E. W. Carlton||1897–1901|
|E. A. Steere||1893–1897|
Bozeman is a city and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States. Located in southwest Montana, the 2010 census put Bozeman's population at 37,280 and by 2019 the population had risen to 49,831, making it the fourth largest city in Montana. It is the principal city of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of all of Gallatin County with a population of 114,434. Due to the fast growth rate Bozeman is expected to be upgraded to Montana's fourth Metropolitan Area. It is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Montana, the fastest growing Micropolitan Statistical Area in the United States in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and is the third-largest of all Montana's statistical areas.
Montana State University (MSU) is a public land-grant research university in Bozeman, Montana. It is the state's largest university. MSU offers baccalaureate degrees in 60 fields, master's degrees in 68 fields, and doctoral degrees in 35 fields through its nine colleges. More than 16,700 students attended MSU in fall 2019, taught by 796 full-time and 547 part-time faculty.
Bobcat Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. It is the home of the Montana State Bobcats college football team of the Big Sky Conference. At the south end of campus, the stadium has a seating capacity of 17,777 and a NW-SE configuration, with the press box along the southwest sideline. Originally natural grass, the playing field was switched to FieldTurf in 2008 and is at an elevation of 4,940 feet (1,510 m) above sea level.
Helena High School is a public high school for grades 9 through 12 located in Helena, Montana, United States. It is part of the Helena Public School District. Founded in September 1876, it is the oldest high school in the state of Montana. A new building was completed in August 1935 and it was almost destroyed a few months later in the 1935 Helena earthquake. In 1955, the building became Helena Junior High School and Helena High School moved into its present location at 1300 Billings Avenue, just off Montana Avenue.
Carol C. Juneau is an American politician who served as a member of the Montana Senate for the 8th district from 2007 to 2011. She was previously a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1998 through 2007.
Denise Juneau is an American attorney, educator, and politician from the U.S. state of Montana who served as the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2009 to 2017. She is a Democrat and the first female Native American elected to statewide office in the United States. Her mother is Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara, while her father is Blackfoot.
Waded Cruzado, is a Puerto Rican professor of Spanish language and Spanish literature. She served as Interim President of New Mexico State University from 2008 to 2009, and since 2010 has served as the 12th President of Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
The Alexander Blewett III School of Law is a law school at the University of Montana in Missoula. It was established in 1911 and remains Montana's only law school. In 2014, the school accepted 83 applicants. The school tied for 119th in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report law school rankings. In 2009, National Jurist magazine ranked the school 6 in best value nationally, with its graduates passing the bar at a rate of 95%. The school has been praised for its innovative integration of theory and practice.
Billie J. Orr is an American advocate for political and education reform. She is the former president of the Education Leaders Council, and former deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Arizona. She was the principal of Kiva School in Scottsdale, Arizona from 1994 to 1997.
Roland R. Renne, an Agricultural Economics Professor, served as President of Montana State College from 1943 to 1964. Dr. Renne was also active in Washington D.C. and United States overseas agricultural economics work. He was the 1964 Democratic candidate for governor of Montana.
The 2014 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate from Montana, concurrently with other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Climate change has had a number of impacts on the US state of Montana. Heat waves are becoming more common, snow is melting earlier in the spring, and trees are dying as a result of drought, forest fire, and increased prevalence of forest insects. In the next few decades in Montana, climate change is most likely to impact water availability, agricultural yields, and wildfire risk. State and local governments have taken legislative steps, such as establishing a renewable energy portfolio and creating climate action plans, to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Elsie Arntzen is an American educator and politician from the U.S. state of Montana who serves as the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Montana. Prior to this, she was a member of the Montana Legislature.
The 2014 congressional election in Montana was held on November 4, 2014, to determine who will represent the state of Montana in the United States House of Representatives. Montana has one at-large seat in the House, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census.
The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in Montana was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the U.S. Representative from Montana's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.
In 1972 the Montana state legislature adopted a new constitution, only its second since it became the 41st state in 1889. Article X, Section 1(2) of the Montana Constitution:
The state recognizes the distinct and unique cultural heritage of American Indians and is committed in its educational goals to the preservation of their cultural integrity.
The Honors College at Montana State University provides opportunities for students to study, conduct research, and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. In addition to learning from outstanding faculty members, honors students can attend special Honors seminars, take interdisciplinary Honors courses, and engage in independent study and research opportunities.
In Montana, an at-large congressional district special election was held on May 25, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for Montana's at-large congressional district. The election was necessitated by incumbent Republican Representative Ryan Zinke's appointment as United States Secretary of the Interior. Zinke resigned on March 1, 2017, upon his confirmation.
Richard Langton Reese is an environmental activist who founded the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and an alpinist who participated in the North Face Grand Teton rescue in 1967.
Isabel May Haynes was a businesswoman who managed Roosevelt Lodges in Yellowstone National Park and co-owned and -operated Haynes Picture Shops with Jack Ellis Haynes.