Ruder Elementary 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: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1500 12th Avenue West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone
(406) 892-6570
District
COLUMBIA FALLS ELEM
County
FLATHEAD COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
465
Classroom Teachers
29

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Montana

9

(10 is best)

Better than 80.4% of MT schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Ruder Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 72 50
Proficiency in Reading 67 49
Proficiency in Math 77 50

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 60 48
Proficiency in Reading 57 49
Proficiency in Math 62 46

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 52 48
Proficiency in Reading 62 54
Proficiency in Math 42 43

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 16.17
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.18
AVG FOR STATE 13.94
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 7 1.5%
Kindergarten 75 16.1%
Grade 1 75 16.1%
Grade 2 81 17.4%
Grade 3 80 17.2%
Grade 4 71 15.3%
Grade 5 76 16.3%
Total 465 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 96.0% 93.7% 81.5%
Black 0.2% 0.1% 0.9%
Hispanic 2.4% 3.8% 4.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.4% 0.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 2.0% 12.1%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 43.4% 46.7% 45.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 37.0% 40.7% 39.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.5% 6.1% 5.6%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 14,573 1,050,493
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 5.5 7
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.1% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 17.6% 18.6%
20-44 YEARS OLD 27.0% 31.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 32.8% 27.1%
65 OR OLDER 17.5% 17.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 6,027 419,975
Single Parent Households With Children 6.8% 8.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.5% 93.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.1% 30.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 2.8% 7.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.0% 12.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.9% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 22.3% 19.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 22.4% 20.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.4% 16.8%
$15,000 or less 15.1% 12.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,155 $8,666,240 59.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $842 $1,185,536 8.1%
Staff $626 $881,408 6.1%
General Administration $173 $243,584 1.7%
School Administration $553 $778,624 5.3%
Operation $989 $1,392,512 9.6%
Transportation $400 $563,200 3.9%
Other $190 $267,520 1.8%
Total Support $3,774 $5,313,792 36.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $419 $589,952 4.0%
Total Expenditures $10,348 $14,569,984 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,611 $970,381,380 52.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $641 $94,132,561 5.1%
Staff $409 $60,015,637 3.2%
General Administration $353 $51,760,480 2.8%
School Administration $608 $89,259,700 4.8%
Operation $1,115 $163,682,155 8.8%
Transportation $521 $76,422,586 4.1%
Other $305 $44,820,513 2.4%
Total Support $3,952 $580,102,912 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,064 $303,023,043 16.3%
Total Expenditures $12,627 $1,853,503,127 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%