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Heck/Quaw Elementary School

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Posted September 6, 2013

I had my doubts about this school at first. Was scared for my little kindergartener. And read this reviews, which are not true! Don't always believe what you read that is why I am posting this. This school is very responsive to my child's needs. They take an active interest in learning. I like the fact that the kindergarten playground is separate from all the playgrounds. It is more geared towards kindergartners. The after school program is wonderful, Martha is like a grandmother to all the children. I feel my son is safe. There is no tolerance to bullying, as I have seen first hand playground aids taking control of bullying and the teachers. Yes this school may be old, but what school isn't. It is a wonderful school and my experiences with it so far have been fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The first week at this school my son saw two fist fights with no aids in sight. Two months in he had to break up another. In the lunch room if one child is talking during the five minute "quiet time" required the whole table has to put their heads down. I have seen with my own eyes children denied condiments and the staff run out of water cups when three or more tables of children with their hands raised still remained!!!!!! Water????????? Really??? Its like a jail not a school. I have never seen anything like this. The front desk lady was rude to myself and pre school child every time we visited. Wish I would have known Belgrade was under staffed under budget and like a prison before we moved here. The lunches don't even come close to Bozeman, same thing over and over. cheep and not kid friendly.
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Posted May 31, 2012

My daughter has had a wonderful experience at this school. Caring teachers and staff and a wonderful principal . Belgrade schools get a bad mark for really no better reason as people think Bozeman's schools are better when in reality Belgrade's schools classes are not over crowded and there is also a zero policy against bullying . My daughter was able to get the one on one experience she needed when she was having difficulty. The levy has passed and Belgrade will also be getting a brand new elementary school in 2013!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

Both of my kids went to this school and had two very different experiences. My son did wonderful and the teachers were wonderful. He loved going to school. My daughter on the other hand had a hard time. Thankfully her 1st grade teacher identified that she had a learning disability and we put her into the right classes. She didn't enjoy school and the teachers were hard to talk to since she had so many different ones. Overall if your child doesn't have learning problems they will do great in this school but if they need extra help it is hard on both child and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I had a simular experience as the parent below. I was always told my son was just being lazy and not putting forth his best effort. Then in 3rd grade a teacher felt he had learning disabilities and she could not even get what it was he needed. My son told me a few things it was then I realized he knew exactly what it was he was suppose to do but physically couldn't. To say the least it was ALWAYS a fight even after we got him the help he needed! It took years. It got even worse going into the Intermediate school the principle there did not belong with children of that age, she was more like a boot camp leader. It has destroyed his self esteem. Thanks to all those who did nothing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

My daughter attended this school from kindergarden through third grade. Every year she had problems academically. This is not the schools fault however they made no attempt to find the source of her problems, every year they just said to hold her back. I finally did her third grade year along with moving to a new town and school-she still had problems. It has now come to are attention she has a learning disability. If you have a child with learning difficulty please be carefull. Her new school said the testing they are doing now should have been done before she was held back. Her third grade year I continually asked how she was doing and was told fine untill three days before the end of the year. I strongly feel I could have done things diffrently had the school kept me up on what was going on.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students86%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Students with disabilities44%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch92%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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308 North Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
Phone: (406) 924-2120

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