Washington Middle School

645 West Central Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Washington Middle School serves 656 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Washington Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Washington Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

Washington Middle School's student population of 656 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students656 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Washington Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Washington Middle School is 0.24, 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
#86 out of 718 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
87%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMissoula Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Washington Middle School is Sentinel High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Porter Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lewis & Clark School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Missoula Sentinel High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,243 student
    0.2 miles
    901 South Avenue West
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 728-2403
    0.2 9-12 1,243
  • Missoula Lewis & Clark School
    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
    0.5 miles
    2901 Park
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4035
    0.5 PK-5 475
  • Missoula Paxson School
    Grades: PK-5 | 452 students
    0.6 miles
    101 Evans
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4055
    0.6 PK-5 452
  • Missoula Russell School
    Grades: PK-5 | 374 students
    0.8 miles
    3216 Russell Street
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 542-4080
    0.8 PK-5 374
  • Missoula Hellgate High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,183 student
    1.0 miles
    900 South Higgins
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 728-2402
    1.0 9-12 1,183

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