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Shepherd Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted July 20, 2014

Very happy with this school. Very professional and caring teachers with good communication. Small school were staff knows your name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

My son has been attending school here now for 3 years. Wonderful teachers / staff! A definate plus for the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

We decided to move to Shepherd before our oldest daughter started Jr. High and are very pleased with our choice. She is doing extremely well, has maintained her 4.0, is challenged, and has great teachers. The band class has improved her flute skills far beyond what she would have learned at her other school. Extended Studies is enjoyed more here, too. I have only met with the Jr. High Principal, and was very impressed with his vision for the students. The discipline program really helps the students learn responsibility. I would encourage anyone to enroll their children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Shepherd has been a blessing. From kindergarten to current each teacher has given my son the love of school. I recommend the school highly!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2004

Our Children have been attending Shepherd Schools for going on three years. The teachers have all been great. The three pricipals are good pricipals, we are very lucky to have them. The teachers and principals are fair, taking into consideration all facts before administering any discipline. I am glad we have moved our kids to this school.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students55%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic60%
Participates in free/reduced lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch69%
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 Students64%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Participates in free/reduced lunch70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
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 Students73%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch89%
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 Students67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch95%
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 90% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 12%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 42%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7842 Shepherd Rd
Shepherd, MT 59079
Phone: (406) 373-5516

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