101 Evans
Missoula, MT 59801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Paxson School serves 416 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Paxson School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (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 64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Paxson School's student population of 416 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Paxson 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 Paxson School is 0.33, 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
#69 out of 715 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
8%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
81%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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