Independent School

  • Independent School serves 316 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 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 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Independent School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 20%.

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School Overview

  • Independent School's student population of 316 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students316 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independent School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 573 schools in Montana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independent School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#299 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
2%
10%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
93%
80%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.130.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independent School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependent Elementary School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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