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St Ignatius Elementary School

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Posted August 21, 2012

My husband, children and now my grandchildren attend school here in St. Ignatius. The school is located in a very small community on the Flathead Reservation below the beautiful Mission Mountains. The teacher/student ratio is small and student learning and creativity is the priorty. Racism has not been a problem in this diverse school. The blend of the native and white population in the school and the community is excellent. The superintendent, principals and teachers are working together with parents and guardians to help each student be successful. I would highly recommend this school and community to parents seeking a better life for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

Excellent staff and leadership. Parents are not very involved though. The school tries to reach out to parents to get involved, but due to work or past negative experiences, they tend to stay away. My children receive a lot of individualized attention from their teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our kids get a great education with incredible opportunities they wouldn't get in larger schools. The students have high academic achievement and the school's teachers and staff are truly care about the students and their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The school is located in small community on the Flathead Reservation sheltered by the Mission Mountain range. The community is diverse in ethnicity which bring a wide range of cultural experiences to the classroom. Families of the children who attend St. Ignatius Elementary fully support all of its programs both academic and extra curricular. The faculty whom many of attended the same school, went on to college and returned to work in the district and are as professional and sharp as they come. I say this with confidence that St. Ignatius Elementary is an educational, culturally balanced program that is making a positive impact on its students and community. I would know being that I am a parent, and a former employee!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I have 2 kids in this school. Being non-native & living here for me has not been bad, but my kids have had to deal with the discrimination. HOWEVER: YOU HAVE TO BE INVOLVED with your children's teachers! There is a NO BULLY policy & I have often counseled my children on how to handle that, as well as keeping in close contact with the teachers & principals to nip any kind of threat to my child in the bud. Overall, I have been happy with the teachers & staff. My oldest is going into 8th grade & loves most of her teachers & receives high marks. My youngest (2nd grade) sometimes doesn't share her sibling's enthusiam, but she enjoys it for the most part & can read at 5th grade level. Unfortunately there's discrimination everywhere . Best they learn that now than shelter them from the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

This is by far the absolute worst school ever, especially if you are not native. Tons of discrimination and racism by students and teachers. Horrible school!!! Do not send your kids there you will regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I feel the Elementary has fallen apart and seems unorganized. Discipline is lacking in huge measures. Reading program seems very unstable since the lost of so many teachers. 2nd grade Math was good! Teachers seem very unhappy and uninspired. Thinking of switching my kids to near by Charlo!
—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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students54%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native45%
White, not Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native65%
White, not Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
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 Students62%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native62%
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native92%
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native69%
White, not Hispanicn/a
Participates in free/reduced lunch68%
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 Students76%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native76%
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native84%
White, not Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
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
American Indian/Alaska Native 62% 12%
White 32% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Blaine
St Ignatius, MT 59865
Phone: (406) 745-3811

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