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Polson High School

Public | 9-12 | 517 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

I've raised my kids in three different school districts in Montana, and Polson is by far the best. It has a great mix of academics and athletics. The course offerings are excellent, kids leave prepared for college in all areas, I feel like the Math and Social Studies Departments are a strong suit, and the others fall in close behing. Speech, Debate, and Drama have been state champions in the past. Their vocational education is outstanding, so much students build and sell a house from the ground up. There is something for everybody at PHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Polson Highschool has some of the most caring teachers you can find anywhere and it shows through its top notch students. Polson Pirates are the proudest team I have seen and the entire town supports them even when they no longer have kids that attend there. We are proud of our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Polson High school is one of the most open minded schools in the area. The staff and students each year embrace foreign exchange students like new family members. Not only do they give the students a real life American High School year but they make life long friendships. The added work the teachers endure is repaid when the kids return to thier home countries talking about how wonderful Polson and PHS was for them giving them a truely global experience. When people around Montana ask the school I like working with the most with my foreign kids I tell them Polson High School not only have my own three kids earned a good education at PHS all of my foreign kids have as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Polson High School students last year began to discuss who would be Homecoming Queen for this year. This year they all made it happen by voting in a beautiful young lady with a disability. She was crowned with a beautiful smile and well deserved. Meanwhile, still cheering on everyone else as she always does. She captivates the heart of everyone she meets, so full of love not only for PHS but has the best School spirit. PHS made it known to everyone in our community that PHS rocks on with good character, determination, family values and a whole lot of love. When the student body comes together to celebrate one person and that person celebrates everyone else, there is a river of humility, deeply moving underneath them all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have gone above and beyond just teaching my daughter for the last 3.5 Years!! i amvery greatful, as she is going to graduate this next year 2010!!!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
48%

2008

 
 
35%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native61%
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native78%
White, Non-Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students56%
Female44%
Male62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native40%
White, Non-Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 64% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 31% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 38%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1712 2nd St West
Polson, MT 59860
Phone: (406) 883-6351

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