Rossiter School

1497 Sierra Road East
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Rossiter School serves 471 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 20:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Rossiter School's student population of 471 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 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 0.17, 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
#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 Ratio20:112:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
91%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Rossiter School is Capital High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Helena Middle School (4.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jim Darcy School (3.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Helena Jim Darcy School Math: 46% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
    3.1 miles
    990 Lincoln Road West
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1410
    3.1 PK-5 425
  • Helena Four Georgians School Math: 53% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 488 students
    3.2 miles
    555 Custer Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1300
    3.2 PK-5 488
  • Helena Warren School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 326 students
    3.2 miles
    2690 Old York Road
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1600
    3.2 PK-5 326
  • Helena Capital High School Math: 38% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,357 student
    3.6 miles
    100 Valley Drive
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-2500
    3.6 9-12 1,357
  • Helena Broadwater School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 253 students
    4.3 miles
    900 Hollins
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 324-1130
    4.3 PK-5 253

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