205 Nw Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Kalispell Middle School serves 1,030 students in grades 6-8.
Kalispell Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 71% (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 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

Kalispell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Kalispell Middle School's student population of 1,030 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,030 students
This chart display total students of Kalispell Middle School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Kalispell Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Kalispell Middle School by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Kalispell Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Kalispell Middle School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Kalispell Middle School is 0.22, 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
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#53 out of 715 schools
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Kalispell Middle School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Montana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Montana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kalispell Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Kalispell Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
88%
78%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kalispell Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score
0.22
This chart display the diversity score of Kalispell Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kalispell Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

4   4/14/2018
Very good teachers and support. Uneducated adminastrator.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Rose
1   1/17/2018
My child went there for 3 years grade 6-8. My child went to high school clueless because they don't teach any history but MT history. They dont do fluency or reading, spelling, or anything. Many kids leave that school clueless
- Posted by Parent - David Tahitti
5   3/16/2012
I love kms!!!!!! it has so many fun things to do i hope that one day my kids can come to kms!!!!!! LOVE KMS!!!! you have alot help here at kms!!! They dont jsut give you your homework and say doo it they help you through it!!! Thanks kms!!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - britb

Review Kalispell Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

At the 20-Year Mark, Are Charter Schools Making the Grade?
At the 20-Year Mark, Are Charter Schools Making the Grade?
On the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first charter school, are these schools really offering an attractive option to the standard neighborhood school? We’ll explore the evidence.
Why Fast Food is “Healthier” Than School Lunches: The Shocking USDA Truth
Why Fast Food is “Healthier” Than School Lunches: The Shocking USDA Truth
Your child’s public school lunches may be held to lower quality criteria than even fast food. Learn about the shocking investigations that expose the dangers and risks of public school cafeteria lunches.
School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,030 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22

Related School Videos

Quick Links