Fort Benton School

  • Fort Benton School serves 172 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Fort Benton School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Fort Benton School's student population of 172 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort Benton School is ranked within the top 1% of all 717 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fort Benton School is 0.22, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#4 out of 717 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
88%
78%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.220.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Benton Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Benton Fort Benton 7-8
    Grades: 7-8 | 49 students
    0.3 miles
    1820 Washington
    Fort Benton, MT 59442
    (406)622-3213
    0.3 7-8 49
  • Fort Benton Fort Benton High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 94 students
    0.3 miles
    1820 Washington
    Fort Benton, MT 59442
    (406)622-3213
    0.3 9-12 94
  • Carter Carter School
    Grades: PK-8 | 9 students
    13.6 miles
    438 2nd Ave.
    Carter, MT 59420
    (406)734-5387
    13.6 PK-8 9
  • Highwood Highwood High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 19 students
    17.2 miles
    160 West Street South
    Highwood, MT 59450
    (406)733-2081
    17.2 9-12 19
  • Highwood Highwood Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 30 students
    17.2 miles
    160 West Street South
    Highwood, MT 59450
    (406)733-2081
    17.2 6-8 30

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