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Lowell School

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Posted April 9, 2013

Lowell school I think is one of the worst schools in Missoula. They have the worst security for the school and they could care less if there is a bunch of bums hanging on the play ground. This school needs some serious help!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

100 years old and still going strong, Lowell is a great old building , designed by architect A.J. Gibson,which needs some sprucing up. It will be worth it--Lowell is the center of a gutsy, creative community struggling to survive in this economy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

The parents in this schools area seem very disengaged. This is one of the poorest areas and the stresses on the demographic are apparent in the students. I has made it very hard to get a good education here.
—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 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
76%

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students63%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Participates in free/reduced lunch96%
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, not Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch69%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch92%
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 75% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 20% 12%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 69%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Missoula, MT 59802
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