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Polson 7-8

Public | 7-8 | 280 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2009

My child does learn at this school and has had some enjoyable experiences with friends. He hasn't experienced any bullying issues himself and the school says they do take bullying seriously. The principal appears apathetic toward parental concerns. That has been my personal experience. Definitely not impressed with the leadership. Individual teachers can either be awesome or not. Overall, an average impression of the school. Some things tolerated that probably shouldn't be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

This school is really top notch. The teachers are great and the program is run well.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 70% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

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 63% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native50%
White, not Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch58%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native70%
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch76%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native36%
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Students with disabilities73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native61%
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch73%
Students with disabilities73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native30%
White, not Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch46%
Students with disabilities55%
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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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 64% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 33% 12%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 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 51%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1602 2nd St West
Polson, MT 59860
Phone: (406) 883-6335

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