#1 Elementary School in MT and #1 in Gallatin County

Morning Star School

830 Arnold St, Bozeman, MT 59715

How Good is Morning Star School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Morning Star School is a elementary school in Bozeman, Montana. It is in Gallatin County. It has 497 students and 27 teachers and serves grades PK-5.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Morning Star School scores are significantly above average. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Montana and 1 in Gallatin County.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Montana standardized test scores, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic score for a school. Morning Star School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Montana.

Source: MT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Morning Star School performs average compared to other Montana elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Students : Teacher
MT Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
MT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MT Avg. 17%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. We were unable to calculate the safety grade for this school due to a lack of reported data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Morning Star School can be seen below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
MT Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
MT Avg. 46%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MT Avg. 51%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 497
Minority Students 42
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 5%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest elementary schools to Morning Star School are included below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. For a larger listing of Bozeman schools, go to the Bozeman, Montana schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Irving School A- A B B-
2 Longfellow School A+ A+ B B+
3 Hawthorne School A A+ C- B-
4 Whittier School B B+ C+ B-
5 Hyalite Elementary School A- A- A+ A-

Morning Star School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Morning Star School? The school reported 497 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Morning Star School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Morning Star School in? The school is located in Gallatin County.
  • How can I contact Morning Star School? The school's number is (406) 522-6500. You can visit their website at http://www.bsd7.org/morningstar/.
  • Where is Morning Star School? 830 Arnold St, Bozeman, Montana 59715

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Irving School
811 W Alderson St Bozeman, MT 59715
Longfellow School
516 S Tracy Bozeman, MT 59715
Hawthorne School
405 E Mendenhall Bozeman, MT 59715
Whittier School
511 N 5th Bozeman, MT 59715
Hyalite Elementary School
3600 West Babcock Bozeman, MT 59718