Billings West High School

2201 St Johns Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 2,180 students in grades 9-12, Billings West High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : 88% (Top 20% in MT)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Billings West High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Billings West High School's student population of 2,180 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,180 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
137 teachers
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School Rankings

Billings West High School ranks within the top 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Billings West High School is 0.34, 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.
This School
State Level (MT)
#325 out of 707 schools
(Top 50%)
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34%
36%
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52%
47%
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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
7%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
81%
78%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.34
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88%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Billings West High School's ranking?
Billings West High School is ranked #325 out of 707 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are Billings West High School often compared to?
Billings West High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Billings Sr High School, Skyview High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Billings West High School?
The graduation rate of Billings West High School is 88%, which is higher than the Montana state average of 84%.
How many students attend Billings West High School?
2,180 students attend Billings West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Billings West High School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% 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).
What school district is Billings West High School part of?
Billings West High School is part of Billings H S School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : 88% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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