101 School Street
Chester, MT 59522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Chester-joplin-inverness School serves 104 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Chester-joplin-inverness School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than 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 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Chester-joplin-inverness School's student population of 104 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Chester-joplin-inverness School is ranked within the top 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 Chester-joplin-inverness School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#245 out of 715 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
91%
78%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Chester-joplin-inverness School?

104 students attend Chester-joplin-inverness School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

91% of Chester-joplin-inverness School students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hawaiian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Chester-joplin-inverness School?

Chester-joplin-inverness School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Chester-joplin-inverness School offer ?

Chester-joplin-inverness School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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