World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Montana Office of Public Instruction


Montana Office of Public Instruction

Office of Public Instruction
Agency overview
Jurisdiction State of Montana
Headquarters Helena, Montana
Agency executive
Website []

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is the state education agency of Montana. Denise Juneau is the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The agency is headquartered in Helena.[1]

The people of Montana have elected a State Superintendent of Instruction as one of the five members of the Executive Branch since 1889. Montana demonstrates the high value it places on educating our children, by electing a State Superintendent for K-12 public education who is accountable directly to Montana citizens. By law, the State Superintendent has general supervision of the K-12 public schools and districts. The State Superintendent also serves as a member of the Land Board,[2] the State Library Commission,[3] and as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board of Public Education,[4] the Board of Regents[5] for the University System, and the Board of Education.[6]


  • School data 2008-09 1
  • Advancements under Denise Juneau's leadership 2
  • Montana Superintendents of Public Instruction 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

School data 2008-09

School Data 2008-2009
Elementary Schools 444
Middle, 7&8, Junior High Schools 214
High Schools 171
Total Schools 829

Advancements under Denise Juneau's leadership

Since Denise Juneau took office tobacco use among Montana teens declined.[7] Student ACT scores are up from last year.[8] New math scores show Montana fourth and eighth–graders continue to test above the national average,[9] and the number of students who struggle with reading is down.[10]

In 2009, Montana's leadership in key Indian Education policies was recognized.[11] Bozeman middle–school student Marina Dimitrov became America's Top Young Scientist.[12] The National Indian Education Association named Denise Juneau 2009 Educator of the Year,[13] and under Juneau's leadership Montana became one of only seven states receiving grants to increase the number of graduates.[14]

Denise Juneau has worked to make sure that more schools than ever before are able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students thanks to grants from Juneau's office.[15] Juneau is also a leading voice for promoting local agriculture[16] and advancing agriculture education in Montana.[17]

Montana Superintendents of Public Instruction


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^
  17. ^ [4]
  18. ^

External links

  • Montana Office of Public Instruction
    • Facts About Montana Education - September 2009
    • Facts About Montana Education - February 2009
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2008
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2007
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2006
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2005
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2004
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2003
    • Facts About Montana Education - 2002
    • Montana Indian Education Main Page
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.