Paxson School



Paxson School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Paxson School Students by Grade
PK 13
K 81
1 60
2 55
3 73
4 53
5 55
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Paxson School is a public elementary school located in Missoula, MT in the Missoula Elementary School District. It enrolls 390 students in grades 1st through 12th. Paxson School is the 57th largest public school in Montana and the 32,646th largest nationally. It has 18.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 390
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 32,646th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 57th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 402nd out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 88th out of 424

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Paxson School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 210
(54%)
2,685
(53%)
 Female 180
(46%)
2,407
(47%)

Paxson School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 330
(85%)
4,399
(86%)
 American Indian 34
(9%)
357
(7%)
 Black 9
(2%)
88
(2%)
 Asian 7
(2%)
81
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
123
(2%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
34
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(1%)
10
(0%)

Paxson School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 232
(59%)
3,005
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 144
(37%)
1,808
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(4%)
279
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Paxson School is ranked 84th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Paxson School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.2%. 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.

Paxson School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 394
2006 371
2007 345
2008 351
2009 343
2010 339
2011 348
2012 390

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 17.5
2007 15.3
2008 15.6
2009 16.6
2010 17
2011 18.2
2012 18.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3502538071066
2006 0.34770889487871
2007 0.3536231884058
2008 0.35327635327635
2009 0.33236151603499
2010 0.38938053097345
2011 0.45114942528736
2012 0.40512820512821

Compare Paxson School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,830.0% 18.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.5%
 
State Average 46.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Paxson School
Missoula, MT
Public PK - 05 390 18.3:1  
St Joseph School
Missoula, MT
Private PK - 08 299 12:1 1 miles
Lewis & Clark School
Missoula, MT
Public PK - 05 481 17.3:1 1 miles
Washington Middle School
Missoula, MT
Public 06 - 08 568 17.5:1 1 miles
Missoula Int'L School
Missoula, MT
Private PK - 08 173 8:1 2 miles
Lowell School
Missoula, MT
Public PK - 05 293 15.1:1 2 miles
Russell School
Missoula, MT
Public PK - 05 356 15:1 2 miles
Sussex School
Missoula, MT
Private KG - 08 116 9:1 2 miles
Franklin School
Missoula, MT
Public PK - 05 294 14.2:1 2 miles
Valley Christian School
Missoula, MT
Private PK - 12 227 11:1 3 miles
Clark Fork School
Missoula, MT
Private PK - 04 87 2:1 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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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