2320 5th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith School serves 320 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 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

Smith School's student population of 320 students has grown by 6% 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
320 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 0.29, 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 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
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
84%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Top 50%)

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