Will James 7-8 Middle School

Will James 7-8 Middle School serves 507 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MT average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Will James 7-8 Middle School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 507 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 507 students
Will James 7-8 Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Will James 7-8 Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Will James 7-8 Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 11:1
Will James 7-8 Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
12%
Will James 7-8 Middle School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Will James 7-8 Middle School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
2%
4%
Will James 7-8 Middle School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
1%
1%
Will James 7-8 Middle School Black (2000-2012)
White
90%
81%
Will James 7-8 Middle School White (1991-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Will James 7-8 Middle School Sch Ethnicity Will James 7-8 Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.43
Will James 7-8 Middle School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
33%
Will James 7-8 Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Will James 7-8 Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Billings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
2
Number of Students Managed 10,648 108
Billings Elementary School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $2 MM
District Spending $83 MM $1 MM
Billings Elementary School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,294 $13,611
Billings Elementary School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,145 $13,259
Billings Elementary School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Billings West High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lewis & Clark 7-8 Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Meadowlark School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Billings Meadowlark School
    221 29th St West
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6213
    0.6  mi  |  604  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Boulder School
    2202 32nd St West
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6206
    0.9  mi  |  450  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Burlington School
    2135 Lewis Ave
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6208
    1  mi  |  344  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Poly Drive School
    2410 Poly Dr
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-6217
    1.2  mi  |  322  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Billings Billings West High School
    2201 St Johns Ave
    Billings , MT , 59102
    (406)281-5600
    1.2  mi  |  1958  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Billings, MT public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.04, which is lower than the Montana average of 0.19. The most diverse school in Billings is Orchard School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Montana or national school diversity statistics.