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Public | PK-5 | 274 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2009

EVERYONE at Central, from the principal to the teachers and support staff, does such an amazing job of providing a wonderful, caring environment for elementary education. Children are treated as the individuals they are and parental concerns are always taken seriously. This is a school with HEART. Students treat each other with respect and fairness, and individuality is encouraged. Parents are welcomed into the classroom, fostering a strong sense of community within the school. An elementary ed paradise.
—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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
72%
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

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
47%

2008

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
55%

2008

 
 
67%
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

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%

2008

 
 
84%
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 Students46%
Female33%
Male57%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic53%
Participates in free/reduced lunch24%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic82%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male65%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic58%
Participates in free/reduced lunch21%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic56%
Participates in free/reduced lunch26%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students74%
Female87%
Male63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
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

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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 87% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 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 41%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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