• Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools

    Through a shared commitment, the mission of Chester-Joplin-Inverness School District is to help all students reach their full potential and to promote learning as a life-long process.


    CJI Public Schools serve the rural Montana communities of Chester, Joplin, and Inverness in beautiful northcentral Montana, where agriculture meets Montana’s great quality of life and recreation is abundant with hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, water skiing, and boating.




    The Chester-Joplin-Inverness School is located in Chester, which is in northcentral Montana, Liberty County, and is known as the Heart of the Hi-Line. 

    Chester has a population of about 1,000 and boasts nearly 100 businesses ranging from grocery stores to restaurants, banks, and motels. Chester is the county seat of Liberty County and is 90 miles north of Great Falls, 114 miles east of East Glacier, 60 miles west of Havre, and 50 miles from the Canadian border.  Most of the county is characterized by rolling prairies.  The Marias River breaks up the terrain, Tiber Dam lies 13 miles south and six miles west of Chester.  In the northwestern part of the county are the Sweetgrass Hills.

    Joplin's approximate population is 300. Some of Joplin's businesses include an auto repair shop, real estate agency, and insurance agency.  Right in the center of the Joplin’s business area is the beautiful Joplin Memorial Park, a comfortable, safe, overnight place for bicyclers traveling Hwy 2.

    Inverness has a population of about 56, and is a quiet little town offering exceptional food and company at the Inverness Supper Club.



    The District consists of a high school and elementary district serving grades K – 12 with a total enrollment count of approximately 220 students.  The District also includes the Sage Creek and Cool Springs Hutterite Colonies. 

    The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools complex houses grades K-12.  It has two gymnasiums, two football fields, an outdoor classroom, a baseball diamond, track, tennis courts, and an extensive playgrounds.   We offer a variety of sports and clubs for our students.  Our core values of respect, excellence, acceptance, compassion and honor provide our students with exceptional and unique opportunities that promote success in their life choices.