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Great Falls High School

Public | 9-12 | 1624 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2008

Overall I graduated and made it out in one piece. The environment was encoraging and the teaching staff overall was above average. The other students were a little harsh, but okay. Lots of AP classes and chances to excell however. I would say the best public high school in the city.
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
47%

2008

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
35%

2008

 
 
46%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native16%
White, Non-Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunch27%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native65%
White, Non-Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunch58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native12%
White, Non-Hispanic54%
Participates in free/reduced lunch28%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 79% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1900 2nd Ave South
Great Falls, MT 59405
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