221 29th Street West
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Meadowlark School serves 504 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Meadowlark School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (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 61% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Meadowlark School's student population of 504 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 161% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
81 teachers
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School Rankings

Meadowlark School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Meadowlark School is 0.27, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#60 out of 715 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
11%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
85%
78%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
6%
6%
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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 Meadowlark School's ranking?

Meadowlark School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 5%).

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

70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Meadowlark School?

504 students attend Meadowlark School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

85% of Meadowlark School students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Meadowlark School?

Meadowlark School has a student ration of 6:1, which is lower than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Meadowlark School offer ?

Meadowlark School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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