218 E 1st Ave N
Columbus, MT 59019
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Columbus Elementary School serves 326 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Columbus Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 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 and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Columbus Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Columbus Elementary School's student population of 326 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
326 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbus Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Columbus Elementary School is 0.24, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#82 out of 715 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
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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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 326 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Top 50%)

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