Big Sky High School

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Big Sky High School
3100 S. Avenue West
Missoula, Montana
United States
Coordinates 46°51′01″N 114°03′28″W / 46.8504°N 114.0578°W / 46.8504; -114.0578Coordinates: 46°51′01″N 114°03′28″W / 46.8504°N 114.0578°W / 46.8504; -114.0578
Type Public
Established 1980
School district Missoula County Public Schools District No. 1
Principal Natalie Jaeger[1]
Enrollment 1349
Mascot Eagle

Big Sky High School is an American public high school in Missoula, Montana, opened in 1980. The school made Missoula the first city in Montana to have four secondary schools. It is a part of the Missoula County Public Schools.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Bands at Big Sky include Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Big Sky Eagle Marching Band. All students in concert bands are required to participate in the marching band. The marching band performs at two football games per year and at the University of Montana homecoming parade. They have traveled to perform in places such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Rose Parade in California. In 2014, the band travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to perform at the 29th annual Pacific Basin Music Festival along with the choir.[2]


The school has four different choirs: a beginning men's choir, a beginning women's choir (Chorale), an advanced women's choir (Treble Choir), and a mixed advanced choir (Aesirian Choir). There is also an audition-only extracurricular choir called Sky Blues.


The drama department has produced over one hundred full-length productions since the school's opening in 1980. They work closely with Way Off Broadway Theater Company. The department has an annual Fall Cabaret Show, where students write or direct the performances. The department also has the Spring Dance Concert.

Speech and debate

In the 2014-2015 season the Big Sky speech and debate team grew to be the fourth-largest in the state, in spite of the school having the smallest enrollment in its class.

  • Boys' basketball
  • Boys' soccer
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Girls' basketball
  • Girls' soccer
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Boston headmaster named principal of Big Sky High School". The Missoulian. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Kato, Dillon. "Big Sky High School band, choir students to perform at Honolulu music festival". The Missoulian. Retrieved 04-03-2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Kelly, Jamie. "Missoula Big Sky grad Chance McKinney wins CMT Music City Madness Competition". The Missoulian. Retrieved 04-02-2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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