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Smith Valley Primary School

Public | PK-6 | 157 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2011

Excellent staff, fabulous atmosphere. The school obviously cares greatly about their students. Staff is very professional, well educated, and work as a team.


Posted March 18, 2010

If you are looking for a small school with a lot of heart, this is the place for you. Smith Valley has a staff with over 250 years combined experience and a love for learning that is contageous. Education is a high priority while creating well rounded students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

My child has done well at Smith Valley...he started late in kindergarten and the teacher took him under her wing to make him feel part of his class. As he moves on...the teachers continue to be great! I am very surprised at how well he can read and he always comes home talking about what he learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

Smith valley school is a realy bad place to put your children in the princible never listens to the kid....So dont put your children in this school. Dont make there child life at school be bad....There is only a handful of teacher there that are amazing but not the rest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

My child is passing through grades, even though she cannot read at a kindergarten level and is now in 3rd grade. I have known others personally, who have went through this school and as as adults can still not read or write.
—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

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
61%

2008

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
73%
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

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
59%

2008

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
41%

2008

 
 
19%
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

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
86%
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 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
35%

2008

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
68%
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 Students51%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Malen/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic55%
Participates in free/reduced lunch39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Malen/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students46%
Female53%
Malen/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic45%
Participates in free/reduced lunch23%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
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

Math

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic47%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 96% 82%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 11%
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 52%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2901 Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-4535

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