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Central School

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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.
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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

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 68% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students54%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic56%
Participates in free/reduced lunch46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
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 Students69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch48%
Students with disabilities40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
Students with disabilities40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunch48%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
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 88% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 39%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Helena, MT 59601
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