Lowell School

Lowell School serves 301 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MT average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Lowell School operates within the Missoula Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 301 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 301 students
Lowell School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 56% Male / 44%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Lowell School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lowell School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 11:1
Lowell School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
19%
12%
Lowell School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
1%
1%
Lowell School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
2%
4%
Lowell School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
n/a
1%
Lowell School Black (1991-2010)
White
74%
81%
Lowell School White (1991-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lowell School Sch Ethnicity Lowell School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.42 0.43
Lowell School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
33%
Lowell School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Lowell School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,323 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name Missoula Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
2
Number of Students Managed 5,323 88
Missoula Elementary School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $46 MM n/a
Missoula Elementary School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $46 MM n/a
Missoula Elementary School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,728 $0
Missoula Elementary School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,825 $0
Missoula Elementary School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hellgate High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Washington Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Missoula Hellgate High School
    900 South Higgins
    Missoula , MT , 59801
    (406)728-2402
    1.3  mi  |  1283  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Missoula Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Franklin School
    1901 South 10th West
    Missoula , MT , 59801
    (406)542-4020
    1.6  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Missoula Paxson School
    101 Evans
    Missoula , MT , 59801
    (406)542-4055
    1.7  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Missoula Washington Middle School
    645 West Central Ave
    Missoula , MT , 59801
    (406)542-4085
    2  mi  |  583  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Missoula Rattlesnake Elementary School
    1220 Pineview Dr
    Missoula , MT , 59802
    (406)542-4050
    2.1  mi  |  440  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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