Sun River Middle School

123 Walker Street
Simms, MT 59477
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Sun River Middle School serves 47 students in grades 6-8.
Sun River Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 47 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sun River Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Sun River Middle School's student population of 47 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
47 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Sun River Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sun River Middle School is 0.27, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#312 out of 707 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
11%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
85%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sun River Middle School's ranking?
Sun River Middle School is ranked #312 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Montana.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 50-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
How many students attend Sun River Middle School?
47 students attend Sun River Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Sun River Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sun River Middle School?
Sun River Middle School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Sun River Middle School offer ?
Sun River Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sun River Middle School part of?
Sun River Middle School is part of Sun River Valley Elem School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 47 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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