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Lower Grade Hellgate

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Posted June 7, 2012

I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Hellgate Elementary! What a fantastic school! The staff is so easy to work with, the teachers are second to none, and the school itself is amazing! My son just finished his Kindergarten year there, and he was graphing and charting, reading and writing, and learning about science and geography! What they teach at that school is nothing short of amazing. I have heard other people say this, and I have to agree, Hellgate Elementary is just like going to a private school. I also would like to add that the principal in building two is absolutely top notch!! I would highly this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Hellgate seemed impressive when we first enrolled our daughter in kindergarten during the 2007-2008 school year. She had a good year, and a great teacher. In the next few years, however, Hellgate's enrollment has grown so dramatically that the school seems ill-equipped to keep pace. By the year 2009-2010, bullying was rampant, and recess was a nightmare, with kids from several grades swarming the playground and little supervision. My daughter came home haggard and exhausted every day. I joined her for lunch several times, and I was appalled at the level of noise in the cafeteria and in the hallways. At that point, the schoolwork coming home also seemed haphazard, and I had a hard time understanding just what she was supposed to be learning. It was a very unfortunate year, and I pulled her to homeschool the following year. I hope that Hellgate stabilizes and improves again, because I appreciated the friendliness and warmth a few years ago. It is hard to see how that initial intimacy can be sustained with the level of growth it is currently experiencing.
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Posted December 15, 2006

We LOVED Hellgate Elementary. This was our first school experience with our kids, and our daughter broke her femur justa week after school started. I loved the organization the school had in getting information to the arents, especially ones who never had kids in school before. They were helpful at working with my daughters dissabiity at the time and very accomodating. The principle was WONDERFUl, very involved and genuine. we have since been to 2 other elementary schools and neither of them even live up to the organization and involvement Hellgate had. We would move to Montana Just to put our kids in that school if we could. -Jyn Meyer
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students85%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native62%
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch81%
Students with disabilities69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native77%
White, not Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch85%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students85%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native55%
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch80%
Students with disabilities53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White, not Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch86%
Students with disabilities77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students85%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native55%
White, not Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch78%
Students with disabilities65%
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 Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch74%
Students with disabilities64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch85%
Students with disabilities79%
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%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 42%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Missoula, MT 59808
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