Columbia Falls school information

IndexColumbia FallsMontanaNational
Average Test Scores46%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools840879,221
Total private schools17724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a327,963
The Columbia Falls, MT educational system consists of 8 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Columbia Falls public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 19% higher than than the Montana average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Columbia Falls public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Montana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.7% have completed high school, 22.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Columbia Falls are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Columbia Falls.
  • 89.5% of people in Columbia Falls have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.7% of people in Columbia Falls have completed high school.
  • 22.3% of people in Columbia Falls have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Columbia Falls

IndexColumbia FallsMontanaNational
Completed 8th grade89.5%89.4%84.3%
Completed high school88.7%88.2%83.0%
Completed some college63.6%63.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.9%38.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.3%29.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%9.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Columbia Falls (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
West Glacier, MT22060%21%
Whitefish, MT6,85958%18%
Kalispell, MT21,61955%11%
Helena Flats, MT89641%17%
Evergreen, MT7,54639%21%
Columbia Falls, MT4,96046%6%

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East Greenbush, NY4,96067%37%
Winchester, IN4,95866%34%
Bristol, WI4,95770%41%
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Columbia Falls, MT4,96046%6%
Source: The Columbia Falls, MT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.