Bitterroot School

1801 Bench Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 289 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Bitterroot School ranks in the bottom 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 25-29% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Bottom 50% in MT
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bitterroot School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Bitterroot School's student population of 289 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
289 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Bitterroot School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 722 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Bitterroot School is 0.45, which is more 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)
#561 out of 722 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
35%
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30-34%
46%
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30-39%
37%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
7%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
73%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bitterroot School's ranking?
Bitterroot School is ranked #561 out of 722 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Montana.
What schools are Bitterroot School often compared to?
Bitterroot Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bench School, Beartooth School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% MT state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MT state average).
How many students attend Bitterroot School?
289 students attend Bitterroot School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Bitterroot School students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bitterroot School?
Bitterroot School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Bitterroot School offer ?
Bitterroot School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Bitterroot School part of?
Bitterroot School is part of Billings Elem School District.
In what neighborhood is Bitterroot School located?
Bitterroot School is located in the Heights neighborhood of Billings, MT. There are 8 other public schools located in Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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