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Ophir Elementary School

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Posted March 15, 2012

I have two children at Ophir School. Upper elementary and middle school. One of my children excels in academics, and the other struggles. However, I feel that the small teacher:student ratio is exactly what they both need. Ophir definitely meets the needs of all learning abilities. The school is fantastic. Myself and my peers feel that the previous review could not be more off base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

The staff at this school is not friendly and cannot work with children with any delay in education. The staff is set in their ways and refuse change with the changing environment in education. Teachers are unwilling to work well and communicate with parents. Teachers negatively discipline and create an good environment with kids. This school and teachers use peer pressure to make kids do what they want. This includes peer editing, behavior monitoring by other children, and punish everyone as a group rather the individual that is creating the problems. Teachers are not qualified to identify children with reading, writing, or math difficulties. The teachers over-rate kids as performing at grade level, when in fact, they are not. My child has been performing two levels under grade level with no improvement so they have given up on my child. This school only caters to gifted and talented kids. Both of my children have above average I.Q. and could handle creative work because they are smart but their disability in writing creates a challenge for this to happen. Also, once the child is identified as having a disability, the teacher wants no part in educating them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

Fantastic school. My family moved to Big Sky because we heard about the school. Involved teachers and an innovative curriculum. Lots of parent involvement and real focus on student achievement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

this is a terrible school because there are strict 'if one person is bad, everyone gets punished' rules. The teachers are unfair, and they let kids get blamed for things they didn't do. There are bullies who are completely evil to other kids, but because they pretend to be nice to the adults, the teachers do nothing about them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

Ophir elementary and middle school is the best school because the teachers give hands on learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I dont go to ophir anymore but i wish i did but my dad moved us to CA but i love all the teachers and all the students.they have so much hands on learning and school afterschool progams.
—Submitted by a former student


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 69% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students88%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic100%
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

Math

All Students71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
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

Math

All Students95%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic100%
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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
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 95% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 7%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45465 Gallatin Rd
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Phone: (406) 995-4281

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