Polson Middle School

1602 2nd Street West
Polson, MT 59860
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Polson Middle School serves 538 students in grades 5-8.
Polson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Polson Middle School's student population of 538 students has grown by 96% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 78% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students538 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Rankings

Polson Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Polson Middle School is 0.51, which is more 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
#357 out of 718 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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American Indian
35%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
61%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.510.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolson Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Polson Middle School is Polson High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Two Eagle River School (6.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cherry Valley School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Polson Polson High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 471 students
    0.1 miles
    1712 2nd Street West
    Polson, MT 59860
    (406) 883-6351
    0.1 9-12 471
  • Polson Cherry Valley School
    Grades: PK-1 | 257 students
    0.5 miles
    107 8th Avenue West
    Polson, MT 59860
    (406) 883-6333
    0.5 PK-1 257
  • Polson Linderman School Math: 36% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 2-4 | 402 students
    0.8 miles
    312 4th Avenue East
    Polson, MT 59860
    (406) 883-6229
    0.8 2-4 402
  • Ronan Pablo Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 215 students
    6.0 miles
    42080 4th Ave. E.
    Ronan, MT 59864
    (406) 676-3390
    6 PK-4 215
  • Pablo Two Eagle River School
    Grades: 8-12 | 128 students
    6.2 miles
    P.o. Box 160
    Pablo, MT 59855
    (406) 675-0292
    6.2 8-12 128

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