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Desmet 7-8

Public | 7-8 | 33 students

 
 

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Posted April 13, 2007

I believe that this school has come a long way. The nice thing about Desmet is that the student to teacher ratio is very low, so there is a lot of one on one which helps a lot of kids tremendously. As far as extracurricular activities, they have flag football, track, basketball, and volleyball. The coaches that deal with these students on a regular basis are also their teachers, and they truly care about the students. I have dealt with this school for 8 years now and would not want my kids to go anywhere else. The principal has brought a lot to Desmet and gotten them a lot more better things that they never had the opportunity to receive before. The sad reality is that with the new housing districts coming in, the school is going to become overcrowded and will need to expand. Go Padres!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

The administration is hard to communicate with and does not seem to value the few parents who actually care. The quality of academic programs is steadily improving. The music program was great; we will see what the new teacher brings to the table this year. Art program could use some work. Sports program is improving, but still needs lots of work (there will be a new PE teacher this year). Extracurricular activities do not exist. The level of parent involvement is very poor. The student population is challenging with many of the children (about 80 %)facing sad and scary situations at home. There is a bad bullying problem! The lunch program is terrible and not nutritous. There will be a new lunch lady, so that brings some hope. The counselors are AWESOME and very helpful. The school has potential. High turnover rate for teachers, which is hard on students.
—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 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
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 63% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students60%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
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 Students67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch50%
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 85% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 12%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Missoula, MT 59802
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