Chief Joseph School

  • Chief Joseph School serves 302 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Chief Joseph School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Chief Joseph School's student population of 302 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Chief Joseph School is ranked within the top 10% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Chief Joseph School is 0.46, which is more 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#70 out of 718 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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American Indian
6%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
72%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGreat Falls Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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