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Florence-Carlton El School

Public | PK-6 | 429 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2013

We've been pleasantly surprised with FCS. Both my kids spent 2 years there and have had some really wonderful teachers. Of course with the school (and town) being so small, there is drama, but we just stayed out of it. But one of the best parts about the school is their music department. The elementary music teacher, Mrs. Sayler and band teacher, Mrs. Kirby are so talented and are wonderful with the kids. The 5th grade band is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

Last year, I had 3 kids in FCES. I absolutely LOVED the kindergarten teacher and my son is ahead of the other kids at his new school this year. My other two are also doing well at their new schools. I loved the teachers. I loved the staff. My only complaint is that with it being such a small school, it seems like the girls were involved in a lot of girl-drama. It was a major issue with my girls and maybe the teachers/staff just didn't know how to solve the problems, but there never seemed to be a solution. We dealt with drama problems for years! I will also say that I loved the special education teachers. Very caring and patient. I loved the small school atmosphere. I loved that neither me nor my children were just a number to the staff. Everyone knew everyone by name. I felt like the staff cared about each kid and they all loved their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

I love this school. I wish it did have more funding, a brand new school would be ideal.. but I think the teachers do the best with what they have and are in general, great educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

The school(s) having basicially all 3 together is out of date. It has to many administrators and acdademicially offers very little to the middle and high schools. It is predicated on sports. I have sent three children through this system and unfortunately there sports teams which aren't that good to begin with are seemingly what the administrators consider to be the most important gift to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

My daughter has attended FCS for two years now. They have truly dedicated, creative, and passionate teachers. They make the school. Unfortunately, it's not a well-funded/community supported school, and is actually within a K-12 building, so elementary school children are lumped in with older kids, which isn't always ideal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

My children have gone to out of state schools previously. I believe that you have a great academic program in the elementary area - I have been very pleased. I am surprised though at the free access of the school compared to where we came from - security wise. Most of the doors are open during the day and people seem to be able to come in and leave freely without anyone noticing - which could be why a child molester was caught near the school last year. Where we came from - they had only one entry door during school hours which took you straigt through an office area where you had to sign in. Other doors were 'exit' only during school hours. I know this is Montana..but with the security of our children I think that you may want to relook at the entry policies during the day.
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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

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 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students83%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch74%
Students with disabilities50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch93%
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students73%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
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 Students85%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
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 Students69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Asian Americann/a
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
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 90% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5602 Old Hwy 93
Florence, MT 59833
Phone: (406) 273-6741

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