Columbia Falls High School

  • Columbia Falls High School serves 621 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Columbia Falls 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Columbia Falls High School's student population of 621 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students621 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia Falls High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia Falls High School is 0.19, 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#503 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
90%
78%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.37
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Graduation Rate85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia Falls High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia Falls Ruder Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 458 students
    0.4 miles
    1500 12th Avenue West
    Columbia Falls, MT 59912
    (406)892-6570
    0.4 PK-5 458
  • Columbia Falls Glacier Gateway Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 513 students
    0.5 miles
    440 4th Avenue West
    Columbia Falls, MT 59912
    (406)892-6540
    0.5 PK-5 513
  • Columbia Falls Columbia Falls Junior High School
    Grades: 6-8 | 487 students
    0.9 miles
    1805 Talbot Road
    Columbia Falls, MT 59912
    (406)892-6530
    0.9 6-8 487
  • Columbia Falls Deer Park 7-8
    Grades: 7-8 | 21 students
    5.3 miles
    2105 Middle Road
    Columbia Falls, MT 59912
    (406)892-5388
    5.3 7-8 21
  • Columbia Falls Deer Park School
    Grades: PK-6 | 134 students
    5.3 miles
    2105 Middle Road
    Columbia Falls, MT 59912
    (406)892-5388
    5.3 PK-6 134

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