Polson Middle School

Public 5-8

 1602 2nd Street West
       Polson, MT  59860


(406) 883-6335

District: Polson Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 60 Montana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,839 Help

Students who attend Polson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Polson High School

Feeder schools for Polson Middle School:

Elementary:    Cherry Valley School
    Linderman School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  565

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.6%
American Indian:
39.5%
Hispanic:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.2%

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Compare Details Polson Middle School ranks worse than 50% of middle schools in Montana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.6%), American Indian (39.5%), Hispanic (1.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Polson Middle School is 16. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Polson Middle School is $9,839.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Polson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Polson Middle School 30th of 60 Montana public middle schools. (See Polson Middle School in the ranking list.)

Polson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Polson Elementary 96th of 137 Montana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Polson Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.95 100th 171 41.5%
2005 64.98 54th 164 67.1%
2006 57.49 63rd 146 56.8%
2007 60.10 54th 147 63.3%
2008 54.88 77th 149 48.3%
2009 47.40 100th 147 32.0%
2010 58.70 71st 156 54.5%
2011 43.73 117th 161 27.3%
2012 59.15 75th 156 51.9%
2013 46.39 115th 159 27.7%
2015 48.35 72nd 156 53.8%
2016 18.54 73rd 81 9.9%
2017 43.99 37th 55 32.7%
2018 59.40 24th 58 58.6%
2019 53.25 30th 60 50.0%

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

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Enrollment information for Polson Middle 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 343 343
1991 255 0 0 0 90 n/a n/a 0 345
1992 177 0 0 1 61 n/a n/a 0 239
1993 199 0 0 0 62 n/a n/a 0 261
1994 220 0 1 0 64 n/a n/a 0 285
1995 213 0 3 2 69 n/a n/a 0 287
1996 213 0 3 2 69 n/a n/a 0 287
1997 228 0 2 0 63 n/a n/a 0 293
1998 212 1 3 2 68 n/a n/a 0 286
1999 226 0 4 1 68 n/a n/a 0 299
2000 234 1 1 3 69 n/a n/a 0 308
2001 213 0 0 2 67 n/a n/a 0 282
2002 216 0 1 4 98 n/a n/a 0 319
2003 216 0 1 4 98 n/a n/a 0 319
2004 209 0 3 1 85 n/a n/a 0 298
2005 179 0 1 5 74 n/a n/a 0 259
2006 168 1 2 10 73 n/a n/a 0 254
2007 169 1 8 6 76 n/a n/a 0 260
2008 177 0 3 7 70 n/a n/a 0 257
2009 176 0 3 5 104 n/a n/a 0 288
2010 184 0 4 5 110 n/a n/a 0 303
2011 166 0 3 9 89 0 0 0 267
2012 179 1 2 7 91 0 0 0 280
2013 159 2 0 10 100 1 1 0 273
2014 135 3 1 9 100 1 1 0 250
2015 140 3 2 8 104 0 1 0 258
2016 153 3 3 5 109 0 1 0 274
2017 323 6 2 10 179 4 0 0 524
2018 327 9 2 9 187 3 1 0 538
2019 348 9 3 8 214 5 3 0 590
2020 339 8 6 6 234 2 8 0 603
2021 314 5 5 8 223 2 8 0 565

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 Polson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 343 21.4 16.0 28
1991 345 16.0 21.5 19.7
1992 239 10.0 23.9 61.1
1993 261 14.5 18.0 61.7
1994 285 15.4 18.5 35.1
1995 287 16.9 17.0 31.7
1996 287 16.9 17.0 31.7
1997 293 14.9 19.7 28.7
1998 286 17.1 16.7 32.2
1999 299 17.3 17.3 47.2
2000 308 17.4 17.7 39.6
2001 282 17.0 16.6 39.4
2002 319 16.8 19.0 49.2
2003 319 16.8 19.0 49.2
2004 298 18.4 16.2 48.7
2005 259 16.9 15.3 44.8
2006 254 19.0 13.4 43.7
2007 260 18.7 13.9 40
2008 257 18.9 13.6 36.2
2009 288 19.3 14.9 46.2
2010 303 19.9 15.2 44.2
2011 267 19.9 13.4 52.8
2012 280 19.1 14.6 51.4
2013 273 20.3 13.4 53.1
2014 250 17.9 13.9 53.2
2015 258 18.0 14.3 53.5
2016 274 19.0 14.4 48.5
2017 524 33.5 15.6 52.3
2018 538 33.5 16.0 53.5
2019 590 35.4 16.6 53.1
2020 603 36.9 16.3 52.2
2021 565 35.1 16.0 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Polson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 343 21.4 16.0 28
1991 345 16.0 21.5 19.7
1992 239 10.0 23.9 61.1
1993 261 14.5 18.0 61.7
1994 285 15.4 18.5 35.1
1995 287 16.9 17.0 31.7
1996 287 16.9 17.0 31.7
1997 293 14.9 19.7 28.7
1998 286 17.1 16.7 32.2
1999 299 17.3 17.3 47.2
2000 308 17.4 17.7 39.6
2001 282 17.0 16.6 39.4
2002 319 16.8 19.0 49.2
2003 319 16.8 19.0 49.2
2004 298 18.4 16.2 48.7
2005 259 16.9 15.3 44.8
2006 254 19.0 13.4 43.7
2007 260 18.7 13.9 40
2008 257 18.9 13.6 36.2
2009 288 19.3 14.9 46.2
2010 303 19.9 15.2 44.2
2011 267 19.9 13.4 52.8
2012 280 19.1 14.6 51.4
2013 273 20.3 13.4 53.1
2014 250 17.9 13.9 53.2
2015 258 18.0 14.3 53.5
2016 274 19.0 14.4 48.5
2017 524 33.5 15.6 52.3
2018 538 33.5 16.0 53.5
2019 590 35.4 16.6 53.1
2020 603 36.9 16.3 52.2
2021 565 35.1 16.0 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 Polson Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,160 (11.8%) $8,679 (88.2%) $9,839

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

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students590565
 4.2%
African American95
 44.4%
American Indian214223
 4.2%
Asian35
 66.7%
Hispanic88
Pacific Islander52
 60%
Two or More Races38
 166.7%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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