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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
C.M. Russell High School is an above average, public school located in Great Falls, MT. It has 1,484 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

C.M. Russell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1190
25 responses
Average ACT
26
143 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,725
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    25%
  • Senior Celebration
    24%
  • Footballs games
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Plays
    8%
  • Varsity/Academic Lettering
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,484
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,067/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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C.M. Russell High School Reviews

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So far I have deeply enjoyed my experience at CMR. I just started here this August as a transfer student and the community has been overwhelmingly welcoming. During the XC season, I connected with some individuals whom taught me the basics of CMR traditions and made it their mission to include everyone. Not only do the students create a welcoming environment, but the wide array of extra curricular activities offered ensures that everyone has a hobby they can delve into. The teachers here want to teach. Staff at CMR have devoted hours and hours to the betterment of their students, and I am eternally grateful. Like any other school, changes can be made to improve. Unfortunately the school can not really do much about the treatment teachers are given. Some kids are just flat out rude. I wish kids respected their elders and advisers more. The student government could also be more open to new members. But, overall, CMR is a lovely school and I look forward to my senior year. Go Rustlers!
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CMR has many wonderful teachers and faculty. Not only are they very kind, they are very resourceful, educated, and helpful. As an honors and AP student involved in many extracurricular, I have experienced how much these teachers have to give and the time they are willing to sacrifice to help their students. The fine arts, especially the music programs are extremely strong and supportive and over I would definitely recommend.
Overall, my experience was good. My high school experience was neither amazing nor horrible. The school has plenty of available resources and classes for different interests. The staff is helpful and overall adequate. One thing I would like to see improve is the teaching staff. Some teachers need more training in teaching techniques and classroom efficiency.