School Details

C R Anderson Middle School

1200 Knight St, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 324-2800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 967 students 17 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

62%
61%
66%
90%
87%
87%

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 2011
  • Helena Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
64%
70%
90%
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 2011
  • Helena Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
64%
65%
85%
82%
84%
67%
66%
64%

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 2011
  • Helena Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

C R Anderson Middle School is a public middle school in Helena. 967 students attend C R Anderson Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 967 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at C R Anderson Middle School is 17:1. Helena Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is terrible! If you really want good academics stay away! This School has low test scores weird and mean teachers and major bullying issues. Bullying happens all the time and no effort is made to stop it! Also the kids here are mean and exclude new kids. Lastly this school has an overcrowding problem.

  • (5 years ago)

    At first I was a little scared to go to a big school like this!!!! I think the teachers need to pay a little more attention cause when I was a 6th grader 8th grader were so mean!!!!! The teachers didnt do anything!!!! Now I am a 7th grader and I love cr Anderson!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I was teased and excluded by all my classmates. All though some teachers helped in general most teachers ignored me and the things students said to me. I can honestly say C.R.Anderson Middle School did NOT provide me with a free and appropriate education.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is definitely absolute best Junior High in all of Montana Idaho Wyoming South and North Dakota! This school is just absolutely fantastic. I for one am extremely proud to say that i can live in a city that has that great of a school! When I was a kid. I went to Helena Middle School for 6th and 7th but for 8th I went here and I sent my kids here and they came out some of the smartest kids in Helena. At the scholastic competitions this school does fabulous! If you or someone you know is going to be moving to Helena anytime soon i strongly recommend C.R. Anderson Junior High. It rocks!

  • (6 years ago)

    The shcool is unorganized. Teachers have hard time dealing with kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    The new principal Mr. Campbell is fantastic. Most of my favorite teachers have retired but Mrs. Rieley (7th grade English) is still there and is great. Student Council is strong at C.R. though the sports have been replaced by YMCA-sponsored sports which aren't as well organized as the school ones used to be. The after school tutoring program is great for struggling students they provide teachers and a few high school tutors to help with daily homework.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school makes a very large group of students feel safe and secure as though it was a small school setting. The lengthy experience of the staff is a positive addition to the whole educational process because you never worry that the curriculum is being covered thoroughly.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that CRAnderson is a great middle school. The teachers are the best in my opinion throughout the whole state. And the amount of extracurricular activities is off the charts.

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Overall score

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