Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Kessler Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 258 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

2 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 24, 2013

Kessler is great, they really work the children that need help and make learning so much fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

All the staff and administration are caring and great at what they do. They not only care about the children but also the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
79%
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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
58%
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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
92%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic85%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female34%
Male72%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunch27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Reading

All Students84%
Female73%
Male91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunch64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students68%
Female47%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch36%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
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

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2010-2011 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 11%
Black 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Asian 0% 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 24%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2420 Choteau St
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 324-1700

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Hawthorne School
Helena, MT





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT