Will James Middle School

Will James Middle School serves 668 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MT average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Will James Middle School operates within the Billings Elementary School District.

School Overview

The student population of 668 students has grown by 29% over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 668 students
Will James Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Will James Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Will James Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Will James Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Will James Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
1%
11%
Will James Middle School American Indian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
5%
4%
Will James Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
2%
1%
Will James Middle School Black Students (2001-2014)
White
89%
80%
Will James Middle School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Will James Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.21 0.20
Will James Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
12%
34%
Will James Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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 Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Billings Elementary School District's student population of 11,244 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,347 in this district is less than the state average of $15,305. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,434 is less than the state average of $14,876. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Billings Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
2
Number of Students Managed 11,244 105
Billings Elementary School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $88 MM $2 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $89 MM $2 MM
Billings Elementary School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,347 $15,305
Billings Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,434 $14,876
Billings Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Billings West High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lewis & Clark Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Meadowlark School (0.6 miles away)
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  • BillingsMeadowlark School
    Grades: PK-6 | 657 students
    0.6 miles
    221 29th St West
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6213
    0.6PK-6657
  • BillingsBoulder School
    Grades: PK-6 | 452 students
    0.9 miles
    2202 32nd St West
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6206
    0.9PK-6452
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    Grades: PK-6 | 298 students
    1 miles
    2135 Lewis Ave
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6208
    1PK-6298
  • BillingsBillings West High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1883 students
    1.2 miles
    2201 St Johns Ave
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-5600
    1.29-121883
  • BillingsPoly Drive School
    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
    1.2 miles
    2410 Poly Dr
    BillingsMT 59102
    (406)281-6217
    1.2PK-6354

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