Central 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 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1325 Poplar
Helena, MT 59601
Phone
(406) 324-1230
District
HELENA ELEM
County
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
302
Classroom Teachers
20

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Montana

5

(10 is best)

Better than 48.5% of MT schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

Central School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
39%
48%
44%
48%
34%
49%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
49%
47%
54%
48%
44%
46%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
49%
47%
64%
54%
34%
41%
49%
47%
64%
54%
34%
41%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15
16
14
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 20 6.6%
Kindergarten 57 18.9%
Grade 1 58 19.2%
Grade 2 38 12.6%
Grade 3 39 12.9%
Grade 4 41 13.6%
Grade 5 49 16.2%
Total 302 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 90.0% 89.2% 81.3%
Black 1.4% 0.7% 0.8%
Hispanic 4.1% 6.8% 5.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.9% 0.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 3.8% 2.5% 11.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 26.4% 29.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 22.8% 23.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 3.6% 5.6%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 54,877 1,068,778
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 146.9 7
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.6% 5.8%
5-19 YEARS OLD 19.1% 18.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 30.3% 31.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 27.2% 26.2%
65 OR OLDER 17.8% 18.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 22,311 427,871
Single Parent Households With Children 8.2% 7.8%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 96.0% 93.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 42.5% 32.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 12.1% 9.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.0% 13.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.2% 19.0%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.7% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.1% 15.3%
$15,000 or less 8.8% 11.1%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,013 $31,178,000 34.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,069 $5,541,000 6.2%
Staff $289 $1,496,000 1.7%
General Administration $104 $539,000 0.6%
School Administration $636 $3,297,000 3.7%
Operation $839 $4,351,000 4.9%
Transportation $544 $2,822,000 3.2%
Other $305 $1,580,000 1.8%
Total Support $3,785 $19,626,000 21.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $7,478 $38,774,000 43.3%
Total Expenditures $17,276 $89,578,000 100.0%
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%