Montana graduation rates hit 85 percent; Butte High included"We can be so excited about 85.4 percent," Gov. Steve Bullock said. "But it's not about the percentages. It's not about statistics. It's about successes. It's about the individual, the young men and women who are behind those percentages, who are going to have doors open to them that they would have never known otherwise." Montana is likely to see economic gains as a result of the 520 additional high school students graduating between 2009-2014, according to calculations by the Alliance for Excellent Education. The Alliance estimates a $5.9 million annual boost to the state's economy going forward.