Independent School

  • Independent School serves 294 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Independent School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Independent School's student population of 294 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independent School is ranked within the top 20% of all 717 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independent School is 0.17, 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 (16-17)#121 out of 717 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
2%
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
91%
78%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independent School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.170.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependent Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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