Capital High School

  • Capital High School serves 1,357 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Capital High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22%.

Top Placements

Capital High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

  • Capital High School's student population of 1,357 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Capital High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 717 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Capital High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#337 out of 717 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
88%
78%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.220.37
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Graduation Rate
87%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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