Glacier Gateway Elementary



Glacier Gateway Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Glacier Gateway Elementary Students by Grade
PK 8
K 85
1 69
2 82
3 91
4 73
5 73
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Glacier Gateway Elementary is a public elementary school located in Columbia Falls, MT in the Columbia Falls Elementary School District. It enrolls 481 students in grades 1st through 12th. Glacier Gateway Elementary is the 19th largest public school in Montana and the 23,757th largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 481
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,757th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 19th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 317th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 8th out of 425

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Glacier Gateway Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 242
(50%)
684
(49%)
 Male 239
(50%)
724
(51%)

Glacier Gateway Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 424
(88%)
1,242
(88%)
 Two or More 24
(5%)
82
(6%)
 Hispanic 15
(3%)
47
(3%)
 American Indian 13
(3%)
29
(2%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Glacier Gateway Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 233
(48%)
581
(41%)
 Not Eligible 210
(44%)
734
(52%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(8%)
93
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, Glacier Gateway Elementary is ranked 35th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Glacier Gateway Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.3%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Glacier Gateway Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 413
2006 422
2007 460
2008 450
2009 441
2010 445
2011 462
2012 466
2013 479
2014 481
2015 481

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 16.9
2007 15.7
2008 15.2
2009 14.8
2010 15.7
2011 16.3
2012 15.7
2013 15.7
2014 16.6
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.47457627118644
2006 0.41232227488152
2007 0.47173913043478
2008 0.48666666666667
2009 0.57142857142857
2010 0.6
2011 0.53896103896104
2012 0.61802575107296
2013 0.57202505219207
2014 0.61538461538462
2015 0.56340956340956

Compare Glacier Gateway Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 56.3%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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