Central School



Central School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Central School Students by Grade
PK 8
K 48
1 44
2 47
3 37
4 37
5 45
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 266 students in grades 1st through 12th. Central School is the 136th largest public school in Montana and the 44,344th largest nationally. It has 14.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 266
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.07
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 44,344th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 136th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 285th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 130th out of 425

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Central School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 138
(52%)
2,628
(51%)
 Female 128
(48%)
2,522
(49%)

Central School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 231
(87%)
4,572
(89%)
 American Indian 10
(4%)
191
(4%)
 Two or More 8
(3%)
118
(2%)
 Black 6
(2%)
43
(1%)
 Asian 6
(2%)
54
(1%)
 Hispanic 5
(2%)
162
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Central School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 137
(52%)
3,050
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 115
(43%)
1,806
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(5%)
294
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, Central School is ranked 119th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Central School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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
2013 247
2014 259
2015 266

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
2013 13
2014 14.5
2015 14.7

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
2013 0.47773279352227
2014 0.47104247104247
2015 0.48496240601504

Compare Central School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,470.0% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 48.5%
 
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Central School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 266 14.7:1  
Bryant School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 225 13.6:1 1 miles
Helena Middle School
Helena, MT
Public 06 - 08 673 15.9:1 1 miles
Hawthorne School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 206 17.4:1 2 miles
First Lutheran School
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Private PK - 06 59 5:1 2 miles
C R Anderson Middle Schl
Helena, MT
Public 06 - 08 978 18.3:1 2 miles
Smith School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 301 14.3:1 2 miles
Four Georgians School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 494 17.4:1 2 miles
Jefferson School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 273 18.2:1 2 miles
Broadwater School
Helena, MT
Public PK - 05 279 15.3:1 2 miles
St Andrew School
Helena, MT
Private KG - 12 187 13:1 3 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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