2201 St Johns Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Billings West High School serves 2,098 students in grades 9-12.
Billings West High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (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 50% (which is equal to the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,098 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Billings West High School's student population of 2,098 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 134 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,098 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
134 teachers
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School Rankings

Billings West High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Billings West High School is 0.31, 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
#421 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
83%
78%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Graduation Rate
89%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District Name
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?

40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

What is the graduation rate of Billings West High School?

The graduation rate of Billings West High School is 89%, which is higher than the Montana state average of 84%.

How many students attend Billings West High School?

2,098 students attend Billings West High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

83% of Billings West High School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Billings West High School?

Billings West High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Billings West High School offer ?

Billings West High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,098 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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