Margaret Leary School

  • Margaret Leary School serves 350 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 21%.

Top Placements

Margaret Leary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

  • Margaret Leary School's student population of 350 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students350 students
This chart display total students of Margaret Leary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Margaret Leary School
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Margaret Leary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Margaret Leary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Margaret Leary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Margaret Leary School is 0.22, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#31 out of 573 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Margaret Leary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Margaret Leary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Margaret Leary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
3%
11%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Margaret Leary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
88%
79%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of White public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Margaret Leary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.220.21
This chart display the diversity score of Margaret Leary School and the public school average diversity score of Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Margaret Leary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameButte Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Butte Hillcrest School
    Grades: PK-6 | 384 students
    2.2 miles
    3000 Continental Drive
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2850
    2.2 PK-6 384
  • Butte Emerson School
    Grades: PK-6 | 392 students
    2.3 miles
    1924 Phillips Ave
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2800
    2.3 PK-6 392
  • Butte Whittier School
    Grades: PK-6 | 446 students
    2.3 miles
    2500 Sherman
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2890
    2.3 PK-6 446
  • Butte East Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 616 students
    2.9 miles
    2600 Grand Avenue
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2600
    2.9 7-8 616
  • Butte Butte High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1199 students
    3.4 miles
    401 S Wyoming
    Butte, MT 59701
    (406)533-2220
    3.4 9-12 1199

School Reviews

Review Margaret Leary 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

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of public school vouchers as they pertain to the education of students with disabilities.
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.
Every child learns differently and it’s a teacher’s job to meet students where they are and guide them through the learning process. Scaffolding is a teaching tool that helps students develop critical thinking skills and the ability to learn independently.