Bissell School

  • Bissell School serves 64 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bissell 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 11:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Bissell School's student population of 64 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students64 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bissell 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 Bissell School is 0.42, which is more 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#477 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
12%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
75%
78%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.420.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOlney-Bissell Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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