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Sentinel High School

Public | 9-12 | 1221 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 29, 2013

Amazing teachers, first rate choir and drama dept, top notch sciences! Way to go Sentinel for making this homeschooling mom of 6 happy, calm and satisfied as my kiddos have transitioned to high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

My son attended Sentinel High School and it was a wonderful experience. The teachers were interested, engaged in the students' welfare, and very involved in all aspects of each student's particular needs. There were extra-curricular activities available addressing a wided-spectrum of interests and, at least in our son's experience, all the different segments of the student population respected one another and supported one another. Attending Sentinel High School gave our son the education, social skills, and life skills to enter college with confidence and excitement. Kudos, Sentinel and Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

Could not have said it better than myself. Same exact feeling as post dated December 2010. I am a parent of a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

As a former student of Sentinel high school, i can honestly say i hated it. And this is coming from one of those kids who kept to himself and failed because of it. No teachers ever came to me to help me out. The teaching methods did not work for me and they don't go further than the basics. A lot of the teachers that i had only went as far as the bare minimum. I can say that they did help me out with suicide prevention, but they still treated me like i was below them and they were just doing their jobs rather than being personable. Some of the worst years of my life were harbored in this school. Educationally, it's not what it seems. If you're behind, you will stay behind if you don't help yourself because if you're not teachers favorite then you have to looking for help elsewhere. Parents need to understand reality here. And I'm not saying don't let your kids go to this school, I'm just saying you should know what to expect and understand how to handle situations. The best part about this school is the counselors. They were the only people i seemed to be able to feel somewhat comfortable with. The math teacher i had in my second year hadn't even had a real teaching degree.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

I love the school I went too the staff so caring


Posted August 15, 2009

Excellent school Great college prep
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

Academically they are very good. I would however, appreciate more communication from the staff. We have been very satisfied the first year with the quality of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

As a former teacher at Sentinel, I can only rate the teachers as much of the administration has changed. I came to Sentinel and was very impressed. The teachers are true professionals dedicated to academics, their subject areas and their students; I cannot say the same about my former school. I was always very proud to be a part of the Sentinel faculty, as teachers there are passionate about and dedicated to education. The positive work environment contributes to teacher success, and Sentinel teachers want to be and stay at their school. I left to raise my young children and would love to someday again be a part of such a fantastic crew.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2006

The extra curricular activities seem to have a tremendous turnover in staff and coaches. They have athletic 'clubs' but very few teams it seems. Impressed by girls basketball though. I am a firm believer in scholastics and extra curricular going hand in hand. Sentinel has a ways to go as far as their athletic department. Scholastically good, athletic teams poor...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

It is the best school I have ever attended. The whole staff really cares about the students and do everything possible to help the students achieve their goals.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
63%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
49%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic60%
Participates in free/reduced lunch34%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic49%
Participates in free/reduced lunch30%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
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 93% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 28%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Missoula, MT 59801
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