Award Year: 2014

Anaconda High School

515 Main Street
Anaconda, MT, 59711-2934

(406) 563-5269

Mr. Paul C Furthmyre, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Anaconda Public Schools

School Website


To establish a safe learning environment to prepare students for a successful life beyond high school.

Student Demographics
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 4%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Spanish Teacher Engaging Students in Meaningful Inquiry Activity

Spanish Teacher Engaging Students in Meaningful Inquiry Activity

Anaconda High School prides itself on placing the students first. This success starts with the four track graduation program that the school has in place. Students at AHS have the option of graduating high school based upon rigorous core, minimum college prep, vocational, or basic graduation requirements. Within each graduation path, a variety of programs are designed to help meet the needs of every student. For those students whom are looking at attending any type of higher education, they are eligible to receive thirty-one dual credit courses before they graduate high school. The students trying to graduate with an emphasis in vocational training are eligible to expand their educational opportunities within our local Job Corps. Students have the opportunity to explore possible careers by participating in the Careers Program that places students in a field of interest for a semester or the year. From the first day of a student’s freshman year, it is the goal of Anaconda High School to develop a forward mindset in our students.

To keep the focus on our students, the staff at Anaconda High School is constantly working to change the learning environment. The culture of the school reflects learning that promotes student engagement through the use of organizer routines, CRISS strategies, and other strategic content devices. Focuses on increasing students reading ability levels have drastically changed the direction of all classroom activities. Students are now subject to disciplinary literacy strategies that help them read complex texts like they would in the real world.