Central School



Central School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Central School Students by Grade
PK 8
K 40
1 51
2 54
3 36
4 48
5 37
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Central School is a public elementary school located in Helena, MT in the Helena Elementary School District. It enrolls 274 students in grades 1st through 12th. Central School is the 120th largest public school in Montana and the 43,359th largest nationally. It has 14.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 274
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,359th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 120th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 301st out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 120th out of 424

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Central School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 147
(54%)
2,466
(48%)
 Male 127
(46%)
2,627
(52%)

Central School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 243
(89%)
4,581
(90%)
 Hispanic 12
(4%)
157
(3%)
 American Indian 11
(4%)
215
(4%)
 Black 5
(2%)
64
(1%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
48
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
13
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
15
(0%)

Central School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 146
(53%)
3,120
(61%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 108
(39%)
1,620
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 20
(7%)
353
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Central School is ranked 116th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (46.7%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.2%. 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.

Central School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 249
2006 258
2007 273
2008 299
2009 281
2010 274
2011 282
2012 274

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 15.8
2007 15.4
2008 15.1
2009 14.2
2010 14.4
2011 14.7
2012 14.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.30522088353414
2006 0.35658914728682
2007 0.36630036630037
2008 0.45819397993311
2009 0.36298932384342
2010 0.40510948905109
2011 0.38652482269504
2012 0.46715328467153

Compare Central School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,490.0% 14.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.2%
 
This School 46.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Central School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 274 14.9:1  
Hawthorne School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 236 16.2:1 1 miles
Jefferson School
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Public PK - 05 240 16.3:1 1 miles
Helena Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 695 17.1:1 1 miles
First Lutheran School
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Private PK - 05 63 4:1 2 miles
St Andrew School
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Private KG - 12 191 13:1 2 miles
Four Georgians School
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Public PK - 05 486 18.6:1 2 miles
Bryant School
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Public PK - 05 236 13:1 2 miles
Broadwater School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 287 16.3:1 2 miles
Smith School
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Public PK - 05 288 15.9:1 2 miles
C R Anderson Middle Schl
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Public 06 - 08 1,006 18.2:1 2 miles
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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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