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Montana City Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 149 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2008

This school is a great school. Classes start getting challenging in 4th grade, then tough again in 7th and 8th. School work is appropriately challenging, teachers are strict in requirements. Teachers are caring and kids are very engaged. Extra-curriculum Sports make school more fun, especially for my 2 miuddle school boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Very academic & organized sports driven school. There are a couple of extracurricular teachers that could be better, but overall most teachers are very good. Excellent new art teacher. Grade percent system is tougher than neighboring schools with 94 percent or above 'A' vs. 90 percent or above 'A' at C.R. Anderson & Helena Middle Schools. Almost everything offered after school revolves around sports. Typical student is middle & upper middle class, white, over scheduled, organized sport type. Kids are not very accepting of 'different' students. Ultra-high parent involvement sometimes borders on insanity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

This is a wonderful school - my son has been her since Kindergarten and is a 7h grader. The parents are encouraged to help in the classrooms and there is a lot of parent/school interaction. The teachers are wonderful, helpful, and it is a difficult but great curriculum. Lots of projects, reports etc. The middle school has a variety of 9 week special classes like cooking, computers, health, languges, sign language and 3 mini-activity weeks that range from quilting, paint ball, board games, card games, golf etc. A very well-rounded experience for students. Great PE/sports program also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Class size is small and the teachers maintain an appropriate balance between control and flexibility for the students. The grading scale is tough, but our middle schoolers are prepared for the rigors of High School. It's a great school!
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Posted September 9, 2003

My son has gone here since kindergarten - only 325-350 students K-8 - great parent involvement and great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%

2008

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
96%

2008

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
100%

2008

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
97%

2008

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic98%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students83%
Female84%
Male84%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male92%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic96%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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%
Female84%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 91% 82%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 11%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Clancy, MT 59634
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