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Glacier Gateway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2012

This school has a bullying problem and a staff that does nothing to help the targets of the bullies. The staff act unprofessionally, operating on personal agendas instead of as teachers, models and mentors for the students they are entrusted with. They have failed AYP consistently but continue with the same ineffective instructional practices because that is what the teachers want to do. Hopefully the new principal will lead them. The community has a lot of poverty with related problems that need to be overcome and not used as an excuse for failure to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Right now my son is hating school. He always loved school, and is in the top of his class, but now it's a struggle just to get him to go. I met with the teachers, and he is right, they are not nice. Learning should be fun, and they seemed to have forgotten that. We need more positive reinforcement, and some teachers aids to take the stress off these teachers. Also, I think there is to much emphases on testing for government funding, and not enough smiles.
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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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
61%

2008

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%

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

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
49%

2008

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
60%
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 72% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
79%
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 Students62%
Female51%
Male72%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male54%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic63%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male65%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students62%
Female68%
Male54%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic61%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch69%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
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 90% 82%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 60%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Columbia Falls, MT 59912
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