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Gardiner High School

Public | 9-12 | 81 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

There are a few terrific and highly underpaid teachers here and some awful teachers. If your student likes a teacher in the 7th grade--lucky them! They may well have that same teacher for the next 6 years. Might be a drawback if the teacher is not so good or if there is a personality conflict. Choices in classes are minimal, as there are only 8 jr high/high school teachers. The two AP classes offered here are excellent and the school is lucky to have Mrs. Cote devote so much time and effort into teaching them. Unfortunately, there is some instability in the administration--the school is on their fourth principal in five years and second superintendent. Another drawback is that there are few extracurricular options and to participate in sports or speech and drama, students miss a lot of school and spend long hours on bus rides to distant towns to compete. Montana school kids are a hardy group and must be admired for their toughness and endurance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

I can tell you that we relocated to Gardiner from California (job advancement), I was somewhat worried, as we were in the Marin school district, considered on of the best in California. The California school my kids attended received a GreatSchools.org rating in the top 50 overall in the country, and Gardiner around 450. Not sure who does these ratings, but they could not have gotten this one more wrong. We were more than pleasantly surprised, let me say exhilarated! I have two kids, a boy and a girl, and can tell you that this school more than holds their own in the realm of academics and enrichment. What I enjoy the most is a well-rounded, balanced, curriculum. There are no teachers professing a subject matter, spinning in their own ideologies instead, the instruction is full-bodied and thought provoking. Whenever my wife frequents this school, she communicates how privileged we are, as Gardiner would absolutely be a private school were it located in California. I hope the other Gardiner parents appreciate and value what they have here, one of the finest High Schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Went here for four years. I should've just given up and gone to a prep school. Incredibly conservative academic and social structures, leaving most students feeling trapped & filled with despair. Most don't even know why. But. Christina Cote taught history, and is one of the best teachers I've had or seen. Teaches kids to think for themselves and justify their arguments with fact.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2005

This school is awesome. I have gone to school here and have grown much as a person, this school lets their students grow as individuals and be comfortable with who they are. I know I wouldn't choose any other school. The academics are great, the teachers really, really want their students to succeed in life. There are many other programs available such as sports, volleyball, track, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, this school also offers a great music program. I love my school, and I know I'm getting the best education I can!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
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 Students100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian 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

Science

All Students68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
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
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 94% 81%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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510 Stone St
Gardiner, MT 59030
Phone: (406) 848-7261

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