LaMotte 6-8

Summary:

LaMotte 6-8 is a small public middle school in Bozeman, MT, serving just 19 students in grades 6-8 and part of the highly-ranked LaMotte Elementary School District. Despite its small size, LaMotte 6-8 consistently outperforms the state average in both mathematics and reading proficiency, ranking in the top 2 out of 187 middle schools in Montana for the 2022-2023 school year.

The school's exceptional academic performance is complemented by a very low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 7.1 to 9.7 students per teacher over the past three years, significantly lower than nearby middle schools like Sleeping Giant Middle School and Belgrade Middle School. However, LaMotte 6-8 has a less diverse student population, with a 100% white student body, in contrast to the more racially diverse student populations at other local middle schools.

Despite having higher spending per student ($12,629 in 2018-2019) compared to some nearby schools, LaMotte 6-8 is able to achieve exceptional academic results, suggesting efficient resource allocation. While the school's small size may present unique challenges in terms of extracurricular activities and specialized support services, its consistent high performance and low student-teacher ratio make it a standout middle school option in the Bozeman area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 841 Bear Canyon Road
       Bozeman, MT  59715


(406) 586-2838

District: LaMotte Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 187 Montana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,120 Help


Students who attend LaMotte 6-8 usually attend:

High:    Bozeman High School

Feeder schools for LaMotte 6-8:

Elementary:    LaMotte School

Student/teacher ratio:  7.1 Help
Number of students:  19

Racial breakdown:

White:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details LaMotte 6-8 ranks better than 98.9% of middle schools in Montana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (100%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at LaMotte 6-8 is 7.1. (See more...)
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Compare LaMotte 6-8 employs 2.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at LaMotte 6-8 is $17,120.
Schooldigger Rankings:

LaMotte 6-8 was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks LaMotte 6-8 2nd of 187 Montana public middle schools. (See LaMotte 6-8 in the ranking list.)

LaMotte Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks LaMotte Elementary 6th of 300 Montana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for LaMotte 6-8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 81.70 15th 156 90.4%
2021 93.74 7th 200 96.5%
2022 94.36 6th 190 96.8%
2023 98.50 2nd 187 98.9%
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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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Enrollment information for LaMotte 6-8

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 13 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 13
2000 13 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 13
2001 10 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 10
2002 12 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 12
2003 12 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 12
2004 12 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 12
2005 12 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 12
2006 7 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 7
2007 10 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 10
2008 7 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 7
2009 12 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 12
2010 11 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 11
2011 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
2012 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
2013 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 15
2014 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
2015 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14
2016 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
2017 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
2018 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
2019 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
2020 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
2021 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
2022 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
2023 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

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 LaMotte 6-8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 13 1.7 7.6 n/a
2000 13 1.4 9.3 n/a
2001 10 1.4 7.1 0
2002 12 1.2 10.0 0
2003 12 1.2 10.0 0
2004 12 1.0 12.0 0
2005 12 1.1 10.9 n/a
2006 7 1.1 6.4 n/a
2007 10 1.1 9.1 n/a
2008 7 1.4 5.0 n/a
2009 12 1.0 12.0 n/a
2010 11 1.2 8.6 n/a
2011 16 1.3 12.2 n/a
2012 13 1.5 8.3 0
2013 15 1.6 9.1 0
2014 11 1.4 7.8 0
2015 14 2.0 7.0 0
2016 18 2.0 9.0 0
2017 18 1.9 9.4 0
2018 12 1.5 7.5 0
2019 10 1.4 6.8 30
2020 19 2.3 8.0 15.8
2021 24 2.6 9.1 n/a
2022 25 2.5 9.7 n/a
2023 19 2.6 7.1 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 LaMotte 6-8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 13 1.7 7.6 n/a
2000 13 1.4 9.3 n/a
2001 10 1.4 7.1 0
2002 12 1.2 10.0 0
2003 12 1.2 10.0 0
2004 12 1.0 12.0 0
2005 12 1.1 10.9 n/a
2006 7 1.1 6.4 n/a
2007 10 1.1 9.1 n/a
2008 7 1.4 5.0 n/a
2009 12 1.0 12.0 n/a
2010 11 1.2 8.6 n/a
2011 16 1.3 12.2 n/a
2012 13 1.5 8.3 0
2013 15 1.6 9.1 0
2014 11 1.4 7.8 0
2015 14 2.0 7.0 0
2016 18 2.0 9.0 0
2017 18 1.9 9.4 0
2018 12 1.5 7.5 0
2019 10 1.4 6.8 30
2020 19 2.3 8.0 15.8
2021 24 2.6 9.1 n/a
2022 25 2.5 9.7 n/a
2023 19 2.6 7.1 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 LaMotte 6-8

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,629
2021 $14,283
2022 $13,270
2023 $17,120

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

Impact of COVID-19 on LaMotte 6-8

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1019
 90%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic00
Pacific Islander00
White1019
 90%
Two or More Races00


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Frequently Asked Questions about LaMotte 6-8

Yes! LaMotte 6-8 is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 187 Montana middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 19 students attended LaMotte 6-8.

Students at LaMotte 6-8 are 100% White.

Students who attend LaMotte 6-8 usually go on to attend Bozeman High 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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