Montpelier High School

Summary:

Montpelier High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Montpelier, Vermont, part of the Montpelier Roxbury Unified Union School District. With a student population of 403 and a student-teacher ratio of 11.2, the school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Vermont, ranking 2nd out of 16 high schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year.

Montpelier High School's students perform significantly better than the state average on standardized tests, with 62.79% of 9th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts (vs. 42.89% statewide) and 69.89% of 11th graders proficient or better in Science (vs. 45.24% statewide). The school also has a more diverse student population compared to many surrounding schools, with 13.65% of students identifying as non-White. Additionally, Montpelier High School's low-income students perform exceptionally well, ranking 1st out of 28 Vermont high schools for this subgroup in the 2021-2022 school year.

Compared to nearby schools like Williamstown Middle/High School and Northfield Middle/High School, Montpelier High School spends more per student at $15,213, suggesting a focus on providing a well-resourced educational experience. This higher spending, combined with the school's consistently high academic performance and ability to effectively serve a diverse student population, make Montpelier High School a standout educational institution in the region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 5 High School Drive
       Montpelier, VT  05602-3344


(802) 225-8000

District: Montpelier Roxbury Unified Union School District #71

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 16 Vermont High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,213 Help


Feeder schools for Montpelier High School:

Elementary:    Roxbury Village School
    Union Elementary School
Middle:    Main Street Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  403

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.4%
Hispanic:
4.2%
Two or more races:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Montpelier High School ranks better than 87.5% of high schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.4%), Hispanic (4.2%), two or more races (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Montpelier High School is 11.2. (See more...)
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Compare Montpelier High School employs 35.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Montpelier High School is $15,213.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Montpelier High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Montpelier High School 2nd of 16 Vermont public high schools. (See Montpelier High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Montpelier Roxbury Unified Union School District #71:

SchoolDigger ranks Montpelier Roxbury Unified Union School District #71 5th of 51 Vermont school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Montpelier High School

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Rank History for all students at Montpelier High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.22 3rd 49 93.9%
2022 92.27 4th 37 89.2%
2023 88.04 2nd 16 87.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Montpelier High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.25 1st 28 96.4%
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Rank History for White students at Montpelier High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.86 2nd 48 95.8%
2022 91.72 4th 46 91.3%
2023 91.14 3rd 49 93.9%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Vermont Agency of Education

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Enrollment information for Montpelier High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 279 12 10 12 0 0 2 0 315
2020 314 13 11 12 0 0 6 0 356
2021 321 14 10 11 0 0 11 0 367
2022 346 12 13 15 0 0 12 0 398
2023 348 12 12 17 0 0 14 0 403

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 Montpelier High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 315 32.5 9.6 16.5
2020 356 31.7 11.2 20.8
2021 367 33.1 11.0 18.8
2022 398 35.3 11.2 20.6
2023 403 35.9 11.2 22.6

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 Montpelier High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 315 32.5 9.6 16.5
2020 356 31.7 11.2 20.8
2021 367 33.1 11.0 18.8
2022 398 35.3 11.2 20.6
2023 403 35.9 11.2 22.6

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 Montpelier High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $477 (3.1%) $14,736 (96.9%) $15,213

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Montpelier High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 49 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 16 High schools
 6.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Montpelier High School)80.764.1
 16.6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)56.646
 10.6%
9th Grade Mathematics (Montpelier High School)46.137.3
 8.8%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)34.926.1
 8.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students315403
 27.9%
African American1212
American Indian00
Asian1012
 20%
Hispanic1217
 41.7%
Pacific Islander00
White279348
 24.7%
Two or More Races214
 600%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.5%22.6%
 6.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Montpelier High School

Montpelier High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Roxbury Village School
Elementary : Union Elementary School
Middle : Main Street Middle School

Students at Montpelier High School are 86% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American, 3% Asian.

Montpelier High School ranks 2nd of 16 Vermont high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 5 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 403 students attended Montpelier 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 Vermont Agency of Education.

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