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Lolo Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted January 30, 2014

The teachers here are amazing. The staff is very supportive and positive. The school does face overcrowding I and there is a bond proposal to build a separate elementary school in 2016.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

After attending three schools in as many years, it took us a while to rule out stress and realize our oldest child has some special educational needs. While Lolo took a little while to get on board with us, once they realized that the issue wasn't behavioral, they've thrown full support behind both of our kids, working to make our younger child feel just as important as the oldest. The school has been great to work with--all of the staff know our kids and us by name, the teachers are caring and work hard to help each child reach their potential. The meal menu could use some work--it's become healthy to the point of being unpalatable (how many kids will really eat sweet potato tater tots?). With the number of kids in the school on free and reduced lunches, they could really use to focus on making sure everyone is getting the fuel they need, even if it is a little more calorie-dense. Parking for events is a nightmare and so is pick-up and drop-off, but there are plans for a great new school in a much safer location. Here's hoping!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I think this is a great school with lots of potential. Everyone is so nice and helpful. They are open minded on education and activities. The lunch menu they prepare has a great variety of foods. My child loves it, she rarely wants me to make her a lunch. The only thing that needs major improvement is the drop off pick up and before and after school. Basically its every child for themselves. There is nobody directing and overlooking the system. Kids are jumping out of cars in the middle of the line. Parents are passing cars in the line dropping there kids off to cut through moving vehicles. After school parents will park and not move in the line, or park and get out and leave the car sitting there. Nobody can move. It is very poorly planned and it is a recipe for disaster.
—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 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

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 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students77%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic76%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch91%
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 Students71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic76%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
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 Students73%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch81%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 94% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Hispanic 2% 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 38%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11395 Hwy 93 South
Lolo, MT 59847
Phone: (406) 273-6686

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