Billings West High School

  • Billings West High School serves 1,815 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

School Overview

  • Billings West High School's student population of 1,815 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,815 students
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Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Billings West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Billings West High School is 0.27, 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#470 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
85%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.37
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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