Columbia Falls High School

610 13th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Columbia Falls High School serves 671 students in grades 9-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 671 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 20% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Columbia Falls High School's student population of 671 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
671 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Falls High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia Falls High School is 0.24, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#561 out of 707 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
87%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Columbia Falls High School's ranking?
Columbia Falls High School is ranked #561 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are Columbia Falls High School often compared to?
Columbia Falls High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Whitefish High School, Bigfork High School, Glacier High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Columbia Falls High School?
The graduation rate of Columbia Falls High School is 85-89%, which is higher than the Montana state average of 84%.
How many students attend Columbia Falls High School?
671 students attend Columbia Falls High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Columbia Falls High School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbia Falls High School?
Columbia Falls High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Columbia Falls High School offer ?
Columbia Falls High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Columbia Falls High School part of?
Columbia Falls High School is part of Columbia Falls H S School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 671 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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