Central School

1325 Poplar
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Central School serves 241 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Central School's student population of 241 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students241 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Rankings

Central School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central School is 0.24, 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 Testing Rank
#367 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
87%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central School is Helena High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Helena Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hawthorne School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Helena Hawthorne School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 212 students
    0.5 miles
    430 Madison Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1370
    0.5 PK-5 212
  • Helena Helena Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 695 students
    0.6 miles
    1025 North Rodney
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1000
    0.6 6-8 695
  • Helena Jefferson School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 277 students
    0.7 miles
    1023 Broadway
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-2060
    0.7 PK-5 277
  • Helena Helena High School Math: 42% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,523 student
    0.8 miles
    1300 Billings Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-2200
    0.8 9-12 1,523
  • Helena Broadwater School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 253 students
    1.1 miles
    900 Hollins
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1130
    1.1 PK-5 253

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