1497 Sierra Road East
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Rossiter School serves 427 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Rossiter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (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 52% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Rossiter School's student population of 427 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Rossiter School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Rossiter School is 0.26, 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
#360 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
7%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
86%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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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
  • Enrollment: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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