Fort Benton School

1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 184 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Fort Benton School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : Top 5% in MT
  • : 70-74% (Top 1%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Fort Benton School's student population of 184 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
184 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Fort Benton School ranks within the top 5% of all 722 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fort Benton School is 0.21, which is less 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)
#16 out of 722 schools
(Top 5%)
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70-74%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fort Benton School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Benton School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-59%
37%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Fort Benton School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Fort Benton School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
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White
89%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Montana.
0.21
This chart displays the diversity score of Fort Benton School and the public school average diversity score of Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
37%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Fort Benton School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fort Benton School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fort Benton School's ranking?
Fort Benton School is ranked #16 out of 722 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Montana.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% MT state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MT state average).
How many students attend Fort Benton School?
184 students attend Fort Benton School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Fort Benton School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fort Benton School?
Fort Benton School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.
What grades does Fort Benton School offer ?
Fort Benton School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Fort Benton School part of?
Fort Benton School is part of Fort Benton Elem School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 70-74% (Top 1%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • : 40-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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