Capital High School

  • Capital High School serves 1,269 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 66%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 84%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • Capital High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 21%.

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School Overview

  • Capital High School's student population of 1,269 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,269 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Capital High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 722 schools in Montana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Capital High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rankn/a
20%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
66%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
84%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
5%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
91%
79%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Capital High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.170.21
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Graduation Rate
89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Capital High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Capital High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena High School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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