Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Glacier High School is an above average, public school located in Kalispell, MT. It has 1,345 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Glacier High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1230
76 responses
Average ACT
26
105 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
Do You Work at Glacier High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Crosstown sporting events
    31%
  • Theater productions
    19%
  • Speech meets
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • French Program
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Choir concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,345
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,702/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
Schools like Glacier High School

Glacier High School Reviews

139 reviews
All Categories
Glacier High School is a great place to start something new, whether its going to school or becoming a teacher. I started out their as a freshman and am about to finish my senior year. Glacier has a great environment with friendly staff and excelling students. They try and keep everybody involved with activities, clubs, etc, and do a great job with keeping everybody up to date with it all. There staff is all friendly and helpful. One thing that I would change is probably the principle. Glacier had the opportunity to hire a new principle after there starting principle of I believe 11 years retired after my sophomore year. Our new principle is great, but since he is new he is a little bit hard on the students. I will say it was great that he used to work at Glacier before he became the principle because he already had a good reputation. Overall Glacier High School is a great high school to consider going to because of it's excellent staff and their phenomenal students.
Start Your Review of Glacier High School
Rate It!
Glacier High School is definitely the best high school in the valley, and it offers what it can for a small town school, but is lacking in opportunity for taking accelerated classes during the first three years, especially the first two. The school does a good job supporting its extracurricular activities and other programs, and most of the teachers are passionate about what they teach. However, being completely honest there needs to be some improvement in the math and science department, which is home to some of the best teachers in the school, like Mr. Young and Mrs. Espeseth, but a handful of extremely poor ones who I will not name that taint the students perception of the department.
Glacier High School is a very nice and new school. It is about twelve or thirteen years old. It has great learning resources and amazing courses academically. The sports programs are pretty political and played part in me not playing basketball throughout high school. Most of the clubs I have participated in have been lots of fun, and there are some great teachers.