School Details

Lower Grade Hellgate

2385 Flynn Ln, Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2160
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 915 students 18 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
69%
89%
89%
85%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in 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
  • Hellgate Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
68%
91%
91%
83%
85%
85%
70%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in 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
  • Hellgate Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
70%
92%
92%
85%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in 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
  • Hellgate Elementary School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lower Grade Hellgate is a public elementary school in Missoula. 915 children attend Lower Grade Hellgate and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 42% of the 915 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lower Grade Hellgate is 18:1. Hawthorne School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Hebrew
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 85%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Both of my kids attend(ed) Hellgate Elementary K-2. My daughter is currently in the second grade. Great teachers great principal great students! I love how when I walk into the classrooms there I see where the money goes unlike neighboring school districts. My kids are happy there and I am impressed with their level of learning as well as how they handle interventions for struggling students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Hellgate Elementary! What a fantastic school! The staff is so easy to work with the teachers are second to none and the school itself is amazing! My son just finished his Kindergarten year there and he was graphing and charting reading and writing and learning about science and geography! What they teach at that school is nothing short of amazing. I have heard other people say this and I have to agree Hellgate Elementary is just like going to a private school. I also would like to add that the principal in building two is absolutely top notch!! I would highly this school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hellgate seemed impressive when we first enrolled our daughter in kindergarten during the 2007-2008 school year. She had a good year and a great teacher. In the next few years however Hellgate's enrollment has grown so dramatically that the school seems ill-equipped to keep pace. By the year 2009-2010 bullying was rampant and recess was a nightmare with kids from several grades swarming the playground and little supervision. My daughter came home haggard and exhausted every day. I joined her for lunch several times and I was appalled at the level of noise in the cafeteria and in the hallways. At that point the schoolwork coming home also seemed haphazard and I had a hard time understanding just what she was supposed to be learning. It was a very unfortunate year and I pulled her to homeschool the following year. I hope that Hellgate stabilizes and improves again because I appreciated the friendliness and warmth a few years ago. It is hard to see how that initial intimacy can be sustained with the level of growth it is currently experiencing.

  • (8 years ago)

    We LOVED Hellgate Elementary. This was our first school experience with our kids and our daughter broke her femur justa week after school started. I loved the organization the school had in getting information to the arents especially ones who never had kids in school before. They were helpful at working with my daughters dissabiity at the time and very accomodating. The principle was WONDERFUl very involved and genuine. we have since been to 2 other elementary schools and neither of them even live up to the organization and involvement Hellgate had. We would move to Montana Just to put our kids in that school if we could. -Jyn Meyer

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