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Kalispell, MT 59901
Fast Facts About Private Schools
Did you know that in America:
One in four schools is a private school
One child in ten attends a private school
Private schools produce an annual savings to taxpayers estimated at $50 billion
Private school students perform better than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests
Sixty-seven percent of private high school graduates attend four-year colleges, compared to 40 percent of public high school graduates
Private school students from low socio-economic backgrounds are more than three times more likely than comparable public school students to attain a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s [meaning that private schools contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for their students;
Private schools are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse. Twenty-seven percent of private school students are students of color 27 percent are from families with annual incomes under $75,000 (another 18 percent of families did not report income)
Private secondary school students are nearly 50 percent more likely to take AP or IB courses in science and math than public school students
The participation of private school students in community service projects is significantly higher than their public school counterparts
The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is the primary advocate for American private K-12 education. Based in Washington, D.C., with organizations in most states, CAPE strengthens the nation’s educational system by working with parents, educators, and legislators to preserve educational pluralism and ensure that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children.
Faith first! Jesus comes first here! HE is why we exist. Everything we have comes from Him. God calls us to strive for excellence and to do our best. He wants us to reflect his Glory and excellence. What amazing talent we have in Trinity faculty and students! God is sooooo Good!
According to our nationally normed winter benchmark students took this January, our 4th-8th grade math students scored in the TOP 10%-15% nationally on the STAR MATH benchmark assessment. We received cut scores and criterion from the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). These scores are considered “exemplary” among all other private schools in the nation. Outstanding! Our little scholars 1st-3rd overall tested in the top 15% nationally as well!
Did you know?
-Lutheran school students test 23% higher than the national average on standard achievement tests.
-Average SAT/ACT test scores of students attending Lutheran high schools are well above the national average. Students in Lutheran schools at every grade level, and especially in middle school and high school, have more developmental assets than students in public schools.
-Trinity Lutheran students also score above average on national testing, and students report feeling prepared developmentally to handle situations that may come up in the future.
Students in grades 3 and above take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each Spring. Quarterly benchmarks are provided using STAR Reading and Math assessments to help inform instruction throughout the year. Additionally, early reading screenings are performed such as DIBELS and other Diagnostic or Developmental Inventories.