600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT 59911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Bigfork 7-8 Middle School serves 146 students in grades 7-8.
Bigfork 7-8 Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bigfork 7-8 Middle School's student population of 146 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
146 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Bigfork 7-8 Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bigfork 7-8 Middle School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#355 out of 715 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
94%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Bigfork 7-8 Middle School?

146 students attend Bigfork 7-8 Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

94% of Bigfork 7-8 Middle School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Bigfork 7-8 Middle School?

Bigfork 7-8 Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Bigfork 7-8 Middle School offer ?

Bigfork 7-8 Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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