Columbia Falls Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Columbia Falls Elem School District Details

Columbia Falls Elem School District
501 6th Ave West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

1,491 Students enrolled in District

3 Schools in District

15 Students Per Classroom (State average is 14)

Columbia Falls Elem School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Montana

(10 is best)

Better than of MT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.



Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
52%
45%
58%
49%
45%
41%
52%
45%
58%
49%
45%
41%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Columbia Falls Jr High School
1805 Talbot Road
Columbia Falls, MT, 59912
06-08
Glacier Gateway Elem School
440 4th Avenue West
Columbia Falls, MT, 59912
PK-05
Ruder Elementary School
1500 12th Avenue West
Columbia Falls, MT, 59912
PK-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 93.3% 81.3%
Black 0.4% 0.8%
Hispanic 4.3% 5.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.0% 11.7%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 47.3% 29.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 39.4% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.9% 5.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,217 $9,064,000 56.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,182 $1,723,000 10.7%
Staff $604 $881,000 5.5%
General Administration $183 $267,000 1.7%
School Administration $575 $838,000 5.2%
Operation $1,177 $1,716,000 10.7%
Transportation $466 $680,000 4.2%
Other $176 $256,000 1.6%
Total Support $4,363 $6,361,000 39.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $428 $624,000 3.9%
Total Expenditures $11,008 $16,049,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,663 $993,535,000 49.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $683 $101,785,000 5.1%
Staff $409 $61,017,000 3.0%
General Administration $342 $50,960,000 2.5%
School Administration $619 $92,308,000 4.6%
Operation $1,112 $165,821,000 8.2%
Transportation $545 $81,268,000 4.0%
Other $327 $48,741,000 2.4%
Total Support $4,037 $601,900,000 29.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,783 $415,021,000 20.6%
Total Expenditures $13,484 $2,010,456,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%

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