2320 5th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith School serves 256 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Smith School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 256 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Smith School's student population of 256 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
256 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith 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 Smith School is 0.53, which is more 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
#367 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
34%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
60%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Smith School?

256 students attend Smith School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

60% of Smith School students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Smith School?

Smith School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Smith School offer ?

Smith School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 256 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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