School Details

Smith Valley Primary School

2901 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-4535
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 172 students 15 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

62%
62%
69%
100%
100%
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
  • Smith Valley Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
46%
68%
68%
68%
83%
68%
68%
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
  • Smith Valley Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
70%
92%
92%
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
  • Smith Valley Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
65%
91%
91%
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
  • Smith Valley Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smith Valley Primary School is a public middle school in Kalispell. 172 students go to Smith Valley Primary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 61% of the 172 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Smith Valley Primary School is 15:1. Smith Valley 7-8 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 95%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a waste of time. Staff is unprofessional and unethical. The principle will not address issues such as bullying. I told her my child was bullied... she said she was the last resort and to make sure she always told an adult. When my child did the staff called her a tattle tail and said to quit tattling. The teachers I was in contact with were also terrible. Please consider this before sending your child here. My child suffered 6 months and this included coming home with bruises. The child ended up being scared to tell when someone hurt her cuz she was constantly called tattle tail.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent staff fabulous atmosphere. The school obviously cares greatly about their students. Staff is very professional well educated and work as a team.

  • (5 years ago)

    If you are looking for a small school with a lot of heart this is the place for you. Smith Valley has a staff with over 250 years combined experience and a love for learning that is contageous. Education is a high priority while creating well rounded students.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has done well at Smith Valley...he started late in kindergarten and the teacher took him under her wing to make him feel part of his class. As he moves on...the teachers continue to be great! I am very surprised at how well he can read and he always comes home talking about what he learned.

  • (7 years ago)

    Smith valley school is a realy bad place to put your children in the princible never listens to the kid....So dont put your children in this school. Dont make there child life at school be bad....There is only a handful of teacher there that are amazing but not the rest

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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