School Details

Swan River School

1205 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-4528
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 125 students 12 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

62%
62%
69%
86%
86%
85%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swan River Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
68%
93%
93%
83%
64%
64%
70%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swan River Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
70%
96%
96%
85%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swan River Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
65%
100%
100%
86%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Swan River Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Swan River School is a public middle school in Bigfork. 125 students go to Swan River School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 50% of the 125 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Swan River School is 12:1. Swan River 7-8 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    A few years ago we switched our kids to Swan River School from a much larger near-by school they used to go to. Even though we now have to drive our kids to and from school instead of them taking the bus IT IS SO WORTH IT! The culture at Swan River is so nurturing the students themselves are much nicer kids and the teachers are very experienced and non-union (a big plus in my experience). My kids are finally happy to go to school and their love of learning has really taken off. My only regret is that I wish I had started my kids off at Swan River to begin with! Oh and the Principal is as nice as they come and hugely loved and respected by the students. Signed A Happy Parent

  • (2 years ago)

    School is rather small and holds children back to receive higher test scores. Ask them how old most children entering Kindergarten are.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school that has committed talented teachers. They care about your child personally and do everything in their power to make your kids the number one priority. This starts at the top of the chain with the principal and goes all the way down. Our school has the best testing scores in the county. Its academic record is stellar. It's a small school with a lot of devoted parents. The smaller than usual class sizes contribute to a great educational environment for your child. Caring staff provides additional support for you and your children also. My 3 children have been enrolled in the school since the beginning of their schooling and I have nothing but praise for it.

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