Laurel Middle School

  • Laurel Middle School serves 692 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Laurel Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

  • Laurel Middle School's student population of 692 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students692 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Laurel Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Laurel Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Laurel Middle School is 0.19, 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 Testing Rank#630 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
American Indian
3%
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
90%
78%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Laurel Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.190.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Laurel Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaurel Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Laurel Fred W Graff School
    Grades: 3-4 | 278 students
    0.2 miles
    417 East Sixth St
    Laurel, MT 59044
    (406) 628-6916
    0.2 3-4 278
  • Laurel Laurel High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 635 students
    0.3 miles
    203 East 8th Street
    Laurel, MT 59044
    (406) 628-7911
    0.3 9-12 635
  • Laurel West School
    Grades: PK-2 | 461 students
    0.9 miles
    502 Eighth Avenue
    Laurel, MT 59044
    (406) 628-6914
    0.9 PK-2 461
  • Billings Yellowstone Academy 7-8
    Grades: 7-8 | 19 students
    5.3 miles
    1750 Ray Of Hope Lane
    Billings, MT 59106
    (406) 656-2198
    5.3 7-8 19
  • Billings Yellowstone Academy Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 24 students
    5.3 miles
    1750 Ray Of Hope Lane
    Billings, MT 59106
    (406) 656-2198
    5.3 PK-6 24

School Reviews

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I am currently a student at LMS and our school has great academic programs. Our school has a high average GPA and incourages my classmates and I to always give 110 percent. We have a choir and band class including many art classes. We have Basketball, Football, Wrestling, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track, and they are all a taste of what high school sports are like. Our school has many athletic people and awards. Our school is big and has nice classrooms that are good focus areas. Parents are encouraged to participate in sports, clubs, and field trip activities. I am an 8th grader here and out of all 4 years of being here I love the teachers and material learned. The teachers hear help us to learn, they do not talk at us they teach like schools should be. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for good activity and learning material.
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