Paxson School

  • Paxson School serves 452 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Paxson School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority American Indian and Black), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Paxson School's student population of 452 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paxson School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Paxson School is 0.26, 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#87 out of 718 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
5%
11%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
3%
1%
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White
86%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.260.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Paxson School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMissoula Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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