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Colstrip High School

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Posted September 17, 2009

It was ranked 1st last year academically in Montana of 44 Class 'B' schools! The students are held to high standards and are valued and esteemed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

No one, not one school can claim that 'they havent had a fight in 8 yrs,' and Colstrip is no exception. One of the deficiencies in this school remains their inability or lack of desire to acknowledge ongoing problems. One of the other major problems remains that upper level positions such as Super, Principals are promoted from within and therefore cannot see challenges in a new light. There are however many really dedicated teachers, my hat is off to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I think that colstrip,montana's high school is the best because they haven't had a fight there in 8 years. They have a community center for the high schoolers to get away from stress related problems and a daycare for parents who need to work and they have playgrounds that have sidewalks to go to all of them and instead of crossing the road to get there, they go under the road so the kids stay safe....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

#1 Problem at this school is the tolerance and inability to effectively deal with bullying. Girl on girl bullying is especially bad from 7th grade on especially for new students. #2 An 'A' in this district will not enable a student to be ready for college. The School's average ACT score for last year was 17 well below the national average of 21. This school needs stronger emphasis on Sciences, Math and college prep and less on sports. This school spends 17,000 per student vs 8,500 average for Montana but does not provide a stronger education.
—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 56% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native59%
White, not Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native71%
White, not Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native29%
White, not Hispanic35%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
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 61% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 21% 12%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5000 Pine Butte Dr
Colstrip, MT 59323
Phone: (406) 748-4699

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