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Chief Joseph Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 593 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2012

My daughter came to this school with learning disabilities, and flourished! The overall teaching staff was well-trained, enthusiastic, and compassionate. Huge kudos to the Special Ed staff who helped my daughter make great strides in her education and understanding of math, reading comprehension, and physical/occupational therapy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I have sent four children through CJMS, with a fifth one just starting. We have loved the teachers and how well they take care of our students, and help them learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

It is a great school i love it there
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2008

i was a student at cj for all three years of my middle school education. i thought that half of the teachers were very good and the other half was alright. they really cared about our education. whenever we had a district assessment they almost over prepared us so we could do good. if one thing changed about that school i say they would need to get more money
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

I absoluetely love this school! the teachers are great, and I learn a lot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

My oldest son just finished 6th grade at Chief Joseph. The school did a great job of preparing incoming 5th graders. They were given the opportunity to spend time visiting the middle school during school hours on two different occasions. It really gave a sense of what the school was about and dramatically reduced the fear of a new school. Although it's the 'poorer' of the 2 middle schools in Bozeman, the 6th grade staff is top-notch and my son grew academically and socially. There were no discipline issues school-wide, no bullying. The school has a family-type atmosphere. The teachers and administration are very approachable. The kids were exposed to a variety of elective classes (French, German or Spanish), cooking, sewing, technology, band, chorus, orchestra. These helped him identify likes/dislikes. He never complained about going to school..really! I highly recommend Chief Joseph.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch78%
Students with disabilities48%
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

Math

All Students78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilities38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
Students with disabilities55%
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

Math

All Students68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch48%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilities56%
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 88% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 33%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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