Glacier Gateway Elem School

Serves grades PK - 5

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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
440 4th Avenue West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone
(406) 892-6540
District
COLUMBIA FALLS ELEM
County
FLATHEAD COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
486
Classroom Teachers
31

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Montana

3

(10 is best)

Better than 28.3% of MT schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

4

(10 is best)

Glacier Gateway Elem School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 37 50
Proficiency in Reading 42 50
Proficiency in Math 32 49

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 27 47
Proficiency in Reading 37 49
Proficiency in Math 17 45

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 45 47
Proficiency in Reading 52 54
Proficiency in Math 37 40

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.93
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.15
AVG FOR STATE 13.99
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 0 0.0%
Kindergarten 81 16.7%
Grade 1 82 16.9%
Grade 2 76 15.6%
Grade 3 79 16.3%
Grade 4 79 16.3%
Grade 5 89 18.3%
Total 486 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 91.4% 92.8% 81.6%
Black 0.0% 0.2% 0.9%
Hispanic 6.1% 4.7% 4.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3% 0.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.2% 2.0% 11.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.5% 52.8% 29.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 49.2% 42.3% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.3% 10.6% 6.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 14,840 1,062,305
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 5.6 7
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 4.5% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.6% 18.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 27.7% 31.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 31.4% 26.6%
65 OR OLDER 17.8% 17.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 6,029 423,240
Single Parent Households With Children 6.5% 7.8%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.3% 93.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.8% 31.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 6.2% 8.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.3% 12.6%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.0% 19.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 22.5% 19.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.8% 16.2%
$15,000 or less 12.1% 11.7%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,304 $9,147,104 59.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $800 $1,160,800 7.6%
Staff $775 $1,124,525 7.4%
General Administration $176 $255,376 1.7%
School Administration $566 $821,266 5.4%
Operation $981 $1,423,431 9.3%
Transportation $416 $603,616 3.9%
Other $185 $268,435 1.8%
Total Support $3,898 $5,655,998 37.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $325 $471,575 3.1%
Total Expenditures $10,527 $15,274,677 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,522 $965,665,892 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $657 $97,213,465 5.2%
Staff $393 $58,197,300 3.1%
General Administration $348 $51,552,658 2.8%
School Administration $601 $88,958,364 4.8%
Operation $1,102 $163,126,420 8.8%
Transportation $523 $77,390,262 4.2%
Other $306 $45,293,842 2.4%
Total Support $3,929 $581,757,831 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,074 $307,152,026 16.6%
Total Expenditures $12,525 $1,854,576,037 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%