1801 Bench Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Bitterroot School serves 303 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Bitterroot School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (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 303 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Bitterroot 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 Bitterroot School is 0.42, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#375 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
12:1
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American Indian
7%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
75%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bitterroot School's ranking?

Bitterroot School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Bitterroot School?

303 students attend Bitterroot School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

75% of Bitterroot School students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Bitterroot School?

Bitterroot School has a student ration of 18:1, 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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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