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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Columbia Falls High School is a public school located in Columbia Falls, MT. It has 643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
610 13th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Telephone
(406) 892-6500
Website
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Columbia Falls High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
29 responses
Average ACT
25
73 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,257
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    22%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Football
    6%
  • Pep Rally
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
643
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Columbia Falls High School Reviews

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Columbia Falls High School is a great school to go to. The teachers truly care about you and your education, and will always be there to help you with your personal problems. The whole school is very active, and everyone connects well. The only thing I would like to see changed is making the general classes more rigorous. I tried the general classes for a year, and it was a drag. The teacher ended up babysitting us rather than teaching us. I have since taken AP classes, and my education has been greatly improved.
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I am a junior at Columbia Falls High School. I participate in all different kinds of activities that include sports such as soccer and track, choir, wood shop, student council, and conservation crew. I take pride in saying that our schools sports and extra curricular activities are amazing. However I do wish that our councilors and faculty were a little better about college scholarships and awareness.
The environment at Columbia Falls High School is not overall appealing. Individuals have to dig deep to find exciting extracurricular activities. The majority of the students are not involved in any activities what-so-ever, however, there is a number of students who work to make school a second home for other kids. Overall, my experience with Columbia Falls High School has not been horrible, but it could also be greatly improved with more effort from administration and peers.