Bench School

  • Bench School serves 407 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Montana state average of 21%.

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School Overview

  • Bench School's student population of 407 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bench School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bench School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#440 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
11%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
11%
4%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
68%
79%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.510.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Billings Bitterroot School
    Grades: PK-5 | 363 students
    0.9 miles
    1801 Bench Blvd
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6205
    0.9 PK-5 363
  • Billings Sandstone School
    Grades: PK-5 | 423 students
    1.3 miles
    1440 Nutter Blvd
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6220
    1.3 PK-5 423
  • Billings Medicine Crow Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 670 students
    1.4 miles
    900 Barrett Road
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-8600
    1.4 6-8 670
  • Billings Beartooth School
    Grades: PK-5 | 366 students
    1.5 miles
    1345 Elaine Street
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6202
    1.5 PK-5 366
  • Billings Alkali Creek School
    Grades: PK-5 | 318 students
    1.6 miles
    681 Alkali Creek Road
    Billings, MT 59101
    (406)281-6200
    1.6 PK-5 318

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