School Details

C M Russell High School

228 17th Ave NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 268-6100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1512 students 15 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Great Falls High School average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

C M Russell High School is a public high school in Great Falls. 1,512 students attend C M Russell High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 1,512 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at C M Russell High School is 15:1. Great Falls High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 81%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 10% 12%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.07% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love this school! The students and teachers are amazing and I left it well-prepared for college.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is an amazing school. the teachers have all been nice. I had trouble with one last year and the councelors and the assistant principals were all helpful. the teachers all help us to prepare for the test we have.

  • (5 years ago)

    CMR is a great school. I have had a few difficult teachers but who hasnt? If the student is willing to ask for help or to enquire about their grade any teacher in the building will be more then willing to help. It's the students who are shy and don't communicate with the educators that have issues. As an upcoming junior I wouldn't switch schools in a million years.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child was lost in the chaos. Teachers told me they were too busy to be concerned with one student.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very good leadership quality academic programs great sports and music activities. Parents do get involved.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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