Ruder Elementary School

  • Ruder Elementary School serves 465 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 21%.

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School Overview

  • Ruder Elementary School's student population of 465 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students465 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruder Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ruder Elementary School is 0.22, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#78 out of 573 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
88%
79%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ruder Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.220.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia Falls Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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