205 Main Street
Box Elder, MT 59521
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Box Elder 7-8 serves 57 students in grades 7-8.
Box Elder 7-8 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 12:1.

Top Rankings

Box Elder 7-8 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Box Elder 7-8's student population of 57 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
57 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Box Elder 7-8 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 Box Elder 7-8 is 0.04, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#646 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
98%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
White
n/a
78%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
16%
10%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 57 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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