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Whitefish High School

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Posted April 27, 2014

Lackluster in everyway. Administrators are unqualified and egotistical. Made the mistake of allowing my child to attend freshman year there - dismal results. Made the choice of moving him to Glacier High School in Kalispell - the focus there is on the students, as it should be. Whitefish High School is not a positive learning environment and the abjectly dismal test scores show it. New building won't fix the deeper problems in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

High standards and expectations for kids. Some excellent teachers. Some not so, pretty typical. Best thing- small class sizes, kids are noticed. A tightness because of small size. My child was well prepared to enter college. Main problem - principal is too controlling and does not understand that these kids need to be prepared to go out in the world and be equipped to make decisions. Hoping that will change as he learns to trust kids more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

Whitefish High School students score exceptionally well on the SAT's, ACT's, MUSWA, and CRT's. Students currently attend or have attended Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Cornell, Williams, Middlebury, St. Lawrence, USC, West Point, U. S. Air Force Academy, and more. Not only are students accepted to these schools, but they continue to perform exceptionally well in their course work. Students return to tell the teachers here how well prepared they were for the rigors of college level work. We cannot be prouder of our students and their successes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2011

My daughter will be graduating this year, having completed all 13 years of schooling in Whitefish. We are so fortunate to have the teachers in this district! They genuinely care about their students and go the extra mile for them when needed. She will be entering the University of Montana next year superbly prepared! Thank you, Whitefish High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

The teachers are well rounded and hold each student to what they think is there highest standard. The school is a good place for kids to be welcomed. Sports are strong. There is a drug and alcahol problem in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

Great teachers that treat the kids well, but aren't there to babysit them. Great learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

Whitefish has some amazing teachers, however they arn't flexable at all when i comes to students needs. Even though there are some good teachers, it has it's fare share of bad ones.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

As a Former student, Whitefish High School pushes there kids to strive for the best and nothing less.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

Horrible school full of snobby stuck up people. Teaches kids differences are wrong. Has too high of expectations, and sports are the most important thing to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2004

Hi quality public eduacation. Need I say more?
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 56% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunch42%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch58%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic59%
Participates in free/reduced lunch33%
Students with disabilities10%
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 94% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 17%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1143 East 4th
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: (406) 862-8600

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