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Loy School

Public | PK-6 | 388 students

 
 

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Posted June 10, 2014

My kids have been going to Loy since 2010. I love Loy! The teachers that my children have had were all awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

Loy needs to work on handling difficult situations. My child had been having trouble with another student and I did not know the severity of it until months later and 2 days before the school year was over which by that time was too late for it to be handled. A conference with both sets of parents should have been arranged right when the problem began so all involved would have a better understanding of everything that was going on. They punished my kid because of hearsay. There were times when they did not actually see the supposed incidents but he would lose recess because someone said he did something. The other child who was bullying my kid was never punished because my son did not want to get him in trouble. My sons self confidence was so low during the school year and we didn't understand why until he finally broke down and told us. Now that his confidence level is back where it should be we will be looking for another school that will keep us more informed. I hate that he had to start his educational life this way. I only want the best for him and Loy was not a good fit for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

My son's went to k-2 at Loy before we moved. I had great teachers and was able to be involved with the PTA which had a lot of fun programs for the kids. I really liked that they had music and PE instruction. I can't say enough about Ms. Joleen DeRosa! She taught first grade and was AWESOME! My only complaint is that in the winter the kids have to eat in the lunch room with thier cold weather gear on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

This school really is great. We moved here from a state that seemed not to care about pushing children to raise their scores resulting in no breaks for the children. This school shows that they can give their children more than one recess a day, which our old school gave one a week. There seemed to be a lot more children on meds at the old school. Loy gives the children breaks and yet they are ahead of MANY other states in the US. My child is ahead of her peers in other areas of the US. Mr. Jaques is a teacher that comes to mind when I am expressing how much the teachers there care. He is an exceptional teacher that respects his children in class and in return they respect him and would do anything for him. I have not met one child or parent that has not been
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

We love this school. We recently left Loy and moved to Florida. My daughter was ahead of the kids at her new school thanks to the great education at Loy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

My son went to Loy for Kindergarden and I cannot say enough good things about the school. His teacher, Mrs Teasley was awesome as well as the principal, Mrs Lacey. They have a fabulous curicculum. Before Christmas my son was reading and Loving it! The children also have PE and music class during their week. They have assemblys for parents for holidays which I also loved ... the kids in costumes they made singing songs, etc. Lots of school spirit and enthusiasm by students and staff. Again, I can not say enough about the quality of the education student are receiving at Loy along with the fun the kids are having in the process.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students87%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch95%
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 lunch100%
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 Students74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
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 Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Participates in free/reduced lunch89%
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 Students84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 81%
Black 14% 1%
Hispanic 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
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 40%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 57th St North
Great Falls, MT 59405
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