Belt 7-8

  • Belt 7-8 serves 44 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Belt 7-8 placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Belt 7-8 places among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

School Overview

  • Belt 7-8's student population of 44 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students44 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belt 7-8 is ranked within the top 10% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Belt 7-8 is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank#48 out of 718 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
93%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.130.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBelt Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Belt Belt High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 75 students
    0.0 miles
    1 Church Street
    Belt, MT 59412
    (406) 277-3351
    0.0 9-12 75
  • Belt Belt School
    Grades: PK-6 | 187 students
    0.0 miles
    1 Church Street
    Belt, MT 59412
    (406) 277-3351
    0.0 PK-6 187
  • Belt Pleasant Valley School
    Grades: PK-8 | 26 students
    0.0 miles
    1 Church Street
    Belt, MT 59412
    (406) 277-3351
    0.0 PK-8 26
  • Sand Coulee Hill Top Colony School
    Grades: PK-8 | 27 students
    8.3 miles
    909 Spring Creek Road
    Sand Coulee, MT 59472
    (406) 736-5169
    8.3 PK-8 27
  • Sand Coulee Centerville 7-8
    Grades: 7-8 | 42 students
    10.1 miles
    693 Stockett Rd
    Sand Coulee, MT 59472
    (406) 736-5167
    10.1 7-8 42

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