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Margaret Leary School

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Posted April 3, 2014

I would like to address the Margaret Leary School. As a grandmother who had a grandchild attend this school I want it noted the experience was not a great one. We found out later our little one was bullied almost daily and this was a kindergarten child. There were no holiday fun things as per usual with schools and we later learned it was 'up to the teacher' The principle needs to take charge like the one before him and pay attention to what's happening in that school. Our little one transferred to another school and couldn't be happier. Make it safe, make it fun and the children will learn like crazy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My family has lived in Butte for three generations. Margaret Leary is a very good school, your child will definitely get a good education here. But I have always been concerned about how safe this school would be in case of a fire. It has no windows. If you are moving into Butte and trying to decided where to live, I would pick the Hillcrest school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

My family & I want to thank so very much for keeping our kids as safe as you all can. Thank you for always having the doors locked. Thank you for having policemen so involved with our children as well. Thank you all for doing an awsome job in our community! Thank you for making me as a parent feel like you will keep my kids safe when I am not with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

I absolutely love this elemantary school. Thereis a great customer service as the parents are taken as well of as the kids. This is also the only elementary school that has passed no child left behind. This is a huge kudos to the staff that work there. I am blessed to have my daughter in kindergarten and getting to have her whole elementary experirence there just as my other daughter did. I am so glad to stay involved there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

The principal and staff go extra measures to help all students. My child has many issues that are not her fault or our fault as she is adopted. The school has rallied around to make her school experience meaningful and enjoyable. The academics are awesome and Mr. O'Neil provides as much enrichement as he can. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

A wonderful place to learn. The staff is very caring and meet the individual needs of each student. Principal Mr. O'Neill was fun and encouraging. Mrs. Kump was the most phenomenal teacher I've had in my whole life. In general, a fun and safe learning environment. I was only here for 2 years (5th and 6th grades) and I wish I was there my whole elementary school life. The only 2 problems are that there are no windows and there are no opportunities for music or art. (which, sadly, is very typical in Butte)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2003

Margaret Leary has alot of parent involvement. The principal is young and energetic, he truly cares about the kids at this school. Betweem him and the teachers, they make learning fun and exciting for the kids.
—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 69% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students97%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunch93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students66%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students89%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunch90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 93% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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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1301 4 Mile Vue Rd
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2550

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