1805 Talbot Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Columbia Falls Junior High School serves 506 students in grades 6-8.
Columbia Falls Junior High 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 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Columbia Falls Junior High School's student population of 506 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
506 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Falls Junior High 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 Columbia Falls Junior 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#231 out of 715 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
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
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 is Columbia Falls Junior High School's ranking?

Columbia Falls Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

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

46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Columbia Falls Junior High School?

506 students attend Columbia Falls Junior High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

87% of Columbia Falls Junior High School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbia Falls Junior High School?

Columbia Falls Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Columbia Falls Junior High School offer ?

Columbia Falls Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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