Sentinel High School

901 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-2403

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1207 students 18 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Missoula High School average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sentinel High School is a public high school in Lolo. 1,207 students go to Sentinel High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 22% of the 1,207 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sentinel High School is 18:1. Loyola Sacred Heart High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing teachers first rate choir and drama dept top notch sciences! Way to go Sentinel for making this homeschooling mom of 6 happy calm and satisfied as my kiddos have transitioned to high school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended Sentinel High School and it was a wonderful experience. The teachers were interested engaged in the students' welfare and very involved in all aspects of each student's particular needs. There were extra-curricular activities available addressing a wided-spectrum of interests and at least in our son's experience all the different segments of the student population respected one another and supported one another. Attending Sentinel High School gave our son the education social skills and life skills to enter college with confidence and excitement. Kudos Sentinel and Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    Could not have said it better than myself. Same exact feeling as post dated December 2010. I am a parent of a student.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a former student of Sentinel high school i can honestly say i hated it. And this is coming from one of those kids who kept to himself and failed because of it. No teachers ever came to me to help me out. The teaching methods did not work for me and they don't go further than the basics. A lot of the teachers that i had only went as far as the bare minimum. I can say that they did help me out with suicide prevention but they still treated me like i was below them and they were just doing their jobs rather than being personable. Some of the worst years of my life were harbored in this school. Educationally it's not what it seems. If you're behind you will stay behind if you don't help yourself because if you're not teachers favorite then you have to looking for help elsewhere. Parents need to understand reality here. And I'm not saying don't let your kids go to this school I'm just saying you should know what to expect and understand how to handle situations. The best part about this school is the counselors. They were the only people i seemed to be able to feel somewhat comfortable with. The math teacher i had in my second year hadn't even had a real teaching degree.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the school I went too the staff so caring

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school Great college prep

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically they are very good. I would however appreciate more communication from the staff. We have been very satisfied the first year with the quality of teaching.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former teacher at Sentinel I can only rate the teachers as much of the administration has changed. I came to Sentinel and was very impressed. The teachers are true professionals dedicated to academics their subject areas and their students; I cannot say the same about my former school. I was always very proud to be a part of the Sentinel faculty as teachers there are passionate about and dedicated to education. The positive work environment contributes to teacher success and Sentinel teachers want to be and stay at their school. I left to raise my young children and would love to someday again be a part of such a fantastic crew.

  • (9 years ago)

    The extra curricular activities seem to have a tremendous turnover in staff and coaches. They have athletic 'clubs' but very few teams it seems. Impressed by girls basketball though. I am a firm believer in scholastics and extra curricular going hand in hand. Sentinel has a ways to go as far as their athletic department. Scholastically good athletic teams poor...

  • (12 years ago)

    It is the best school I have ever attended. The whole staff really cares about the students and do everything possible to help the students achieve their goals.

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