Morning Star School

Summary:

Morning Star School is an elementary school located in Bozeman, Montana, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 424 students. The school is part of the Bozeman Elementary District, which is ranked 25th out of 300 districts in Montana and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Morning Star School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Montana, with a statewide ranking of 3rd out of 332 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students have significantly higher proficiency rates in Mathematics (72.24%), Reading (76.73%), and Science (78.05%) compared to the Bozeman Elementary District and the state of Montana. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with 91.51% of students identifying as white, which is higher than the racial diversity seen in nearby schools like Hyalite Elementary (73.24% white) and Emily Dickinson School (78.61% white).

Morning Star School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 17.9 in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than some of the nearby schools like Bozeman Online Charter School (8.3) and Longfellow School (14.8). Additionally, the school's spending of $8,036 per student in the 2018-2019 school year is lower than some of the nearby schools, such as Whittier School ($10,703) and Irving School ($10,023), suggesting that Morning Star School may be able to achieve its high academic performance with efficient resource allocation and effective teaching practices.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 830 Arnold St
       Bozeman, MT  59715


(406) 522-6500

District: Bozeman Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 332 Montana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,216 Help


Students who attend Morning Star School usually attend:

Middle:    Sacajawea Middle School
High:    Bozeman High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  424

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.5%
Two or more races:
5.7%
Hispanic:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Morning Star School ranks better than 99.1% of elementary schools in Montana. It also ranks first among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Bozeman Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.5%), two or more races (5.7%), Hispanic (2.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morning Star School is 17.9, which is the highest among 9 elementary schools in the Bozeman Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morning Star School is $10,216. 6 elementary schools in the Bozeman Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Morning Star School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Bozeman Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bozeman Elementary 25th of 300 Montana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Morning Star School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.12 93rd 217 57.1%
2005 69.84 63rd 218 71.1%
2006 83.70 10th 234 95.7%
2007 85.99 7th 230 97.0%
2008 84.99 8th 194 95.9%
2009 88.59 2nd 190 98.9%
2010 89.65 1st 241 99.6%
2011 87.14 3rd 247 98.8%
2012 85.06 3rd 244 98.8%
2013 84.90 5th 246 98.0%
2015 96.88 11th 287 96.2%
2016 95.97 8th 191 95.8%
2017 97.28 1st 109 99.1%
2018 97.42 1st 116 99.1%
2019 98.21 1st 123 99.2%
2021 98.19 6th 356 98.3%
2022 95.94 14th 329 95.7%
2023 98.11 3rd 332 99.1%
See the entire list of Montana Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Montana Office of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Monday, September 22, 2014

Open Quote Love the teachers the principle is new and don't care for and the front desk is rude and not very willing to help mrs d is nice and willing to help most of the time. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Open Quote I think the lower grades do well. But the school is getting overcrowded and the upper level teachers are not very good or can't deal well with thirty students. It's too bad. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Morning Star School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 488 488
1991 464 0 5 8 8 n/a n/a 0 485
1992 471 0 2 11 4 n/a n/a 0 488
1993 477 1 5 4 2 n/a n/a 0 489
1994 475 0 14 2 2 n/a n/a 0 493
1995 445 0 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1996 445 0 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1997 425 0 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 441
1998 435 0 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1999 496 0 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 508
2000 495 0 7 6 5 n/a n/a 0 513
2001 505 0 8 9 2 n/a n/a 0 524
2002 499 0 7 8 7 n/a n/a 0 521
2003 499 0 7 8 7 n/a n/a 0 521
2004 499 0 8 11 10 n/a n/a 0 528
2005 494 0 8 10 5 n/a n/a 0 517
2006 488 1 6 8 8 n/a n/a 0 511
2007 518 0 11 10 11 n/a n/a 0 550
2008 529 0 6 8 7 n/a n/a 0 550
2009 515 0 6 5 6 n/a n/a 0 532
2010 511 2 14 7 4 n/a n/a 0 538
2011 502 0 10 8 9 2 6 0 537
2012 509 2 15 8 5 2 7 0 548
2013 517 1 16 9 3 0 13 0 559
2014 486 2 17 10 1 0 13 0 529
2015 454 2 12 7 0 1 17 0 493
2016 459 1 8 12 0 1 14 0 495
2017 455 2 7 16 1 1 15 0 497
2018 462 1 5 13 0 1 17 0 499
2019 468 1 6 7 0 0 11 0 493
2020 444 1 5 14 1 0 22 0 487
2021 389 1 1 13 1 0 28 0 433
2022 404 1 1 9 0 0 25 0 440
2023 388 1 0 9 0 2 24 0 424

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Morning Star School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 488 20.6 23.6 15.2
1991 485 18.0 26.9 18.4
1992 488 19.7 24.7 12.9
1993 489 20.8 23.5 0
1994 493 24.1 20.5 3.2
1995 465 23.7 19.6 3.9
1996 465 23.7 19.6 3.9
1997 441 22.8 19.3 4.5
1998 445 22.8 19.5 5.8
1999 508 24.6 20.7 14.6
2000 513 24.0 21.4 14.8
2001 524 24.3 21.6 12
2002 521 24.8 21.0 6.7
2003 521 24.8 21.0 6.7
2004 528 25.0 21.1 8.9
2005 517 24.6 21.0 6.2
2006 511 26.8 19.1 6.3
2007 550 27.1 20.3 8.2
2008 550 28.5 19.3 7.1
2009 532 29.1 18.3 7.5
2010 538 29.2 18.3 9.3
2011 537 30.2 17.7 9.1
2012 548 30.5 17.9 9.9
2013 559 30.6 18.2 9.3
2014 529 29.1 18.1 8.1
2015 493 28.0 17.6 6.5
2016 495 28.0 17.6 5.3
2017 497 26.7 18.6 5
2018 499 27.8 17.9 5.8
2019 493 26.0 18.9 4.7
2020 487 26.5 18.3 4.9
2021 433 25.9 16.7 n/a
2022 440 24.6 17.8 n/a
2023 424 23.6 17.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Morning Star School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 488 20.6 23.6 15.2
1991 485 18.0 26.9 18.4
1992 488 19.7 24.7 12.9
1993 489 20.8 23.5 0
1994 493 24.1 20.5 3.2
1995 465 23.7 19.6 3.9
1996 465 23.7 19.6 3.9
1997 441 22.8 19.3 4.5
1998 445 22.8 19.5 5.8
1999 508 24.6 20.7 14.6
2000 513 24.0 21.4 14.8
2001 524 24.3 21.6 12
2002 521 24.8 21.0 6.7
2003 521 24.8 21.0 6.7
2004 528 25.0 21.1 8.9
2005 517 24.6 21.0 6.2
2006 511 26.8 19.1 6.3
2007 550 27.1 20.3 8.2
2008 550 28.5 19.3 7.1
2009 532 29.1 18.3 7.5
2010 538 29.2 18.3 9.3
2011 537 30.2 17.7 9.1
2012 548 30.5 17.9 9.9
2013 559 30.6 18.2 9.3
2014 529 29.1 18.1 8.1
2015 493 28.0 17.6 6.5
2016 495 28.0 17.6 5.3
2017 497 26.7 18.6 5
2018 499 27.8 17.9 5.8
2019 493 26.0 18.9 4.7
2020 487 26.5 18.3 4.9
2021 433 25.9 16.7 n/a
2022 440 24.6 17.8 n/a
2023 424 23.6 17.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Morning Star School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,036
2021 $10,162
2022 $9,621
2023 $10,216

Data source: Montana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Morning Star School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 123 Elementary schoolsRanks 3rd of 332 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students493424
 14%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian60
 100%
Hispanic79
 28.6%
Pacific Islander02
White468388
 17.1%
Two or More Races1124
 118.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Morning Star School

Students who attend Morning Star School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sacajawea Middle School
High : Bozeman High School

Yes! Morning Star School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 332 Montana elementary schools.

Students at Morning Star School are 92% White, 6% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 424 students attended Morning Star School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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