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West Elementary School

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Posted February 27, 2013

You could not ask for a better school. Mr Kissel is amazing he knows the students and parents by name. The teachers have the students at the top of their lists. The staff are always pleasent and helpful. All of my children have attended west and loved it. I cant say enough about the experience that my child have had at west.
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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students94%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch94%
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 Students77%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunch68%
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 Students62%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Participates in free/reduced lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunch84%
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 Students38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic35%
Participates in free/reduced lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch89%
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 85% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 12%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 52%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Butte, MT 59701
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