School Details

Russell School

227 West Nevada, Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-3900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 287 students 18 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
85%
70%
91%
95%
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
  • Kalispell Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
70%
91%
92%
83%
69%
70%
62%

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
  • Kalispell Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
88%
72%
98%
95%
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
  • Kalispell Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Russell School is a public elementary school in Kalispell. 287 children attend Russell School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 58% of the 287 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Russell School is 18:1. Individualized Education Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school has many great teachers and I feel sad they have the principal they do as well as certain other teachers there. I have seen him act completely unprofessional and use his position to shut down at least 3 other parents (some not there anymore because they transferred out specifically because of the things he allows his teachers and himself to do and say) with similar issues to mine and my two children. The worst part is the children that had to suffer with the bullying that has and apparently still does from other parents I still talk too. I myself had to leave and take my kids with me as I no longer could watch my children's broken expressions after being with certain teachers and dealing with Sullivan's unprofessional attitude. Im not sure about anyone else but a lot of these talks took place without others nearby and so I had only my word against his (as apparently 1 of the other 3 parents I personally talked too).

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal at Russell sets a great tone of community and working together. The teachers are dedicated to the students. There is an effort to get parents involved. We always feel welcome asking questions and visiting.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a new teacher at Russell School and am impressed by the dedication grit enthusiasm and professionalism of the entire staff. They work hard to gather data and to provide research-based interventions for students who are struggling while challenging all students to reach their potential.

  • (2 years ago)

    Dear Parent I am very sorry to hear that. I hope your child is experiencing a positive experience now. Teachers have an important responsibility to create a learning environment that meets the needs of all individuals. Our school is currently implementing a Response to Intervention program that fosters this mentality. Russell Elementary needs teachers parents administrators and students working together to create an optimal learning environment. Again I am sorry to hear about this on the world wide web. I really hope that if you have any concerns you come to Parent Teacher Organization meetings. Thank you for your comment. Sorry about the response time on this matter. Mrs. Robinson Second Grade Teacher

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has gone to Russell school for the last 2 yrs. and even though he has had 'help' he has not progressed in this school. The NCLB act has not allowed him the ability to 'go back' and gain the proper foundation that he needed to move forward and be successful and some teachers do only what is required of them. Teaching is for only the children who 'fit' the mold and can perform 'normally'. It was a non-communicative environment and hostile for my child.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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