1440 Nutter Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Sandstone School serves 411 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sandstone School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sandstone School's student population of 411 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Sandstone School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 707 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sandstone School is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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 707 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
12:1
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American Indian
8%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
7%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
76%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
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 Sandstone School's ranking?

Sandstone School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

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

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MT state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% MT state average).

How many students attend Sandstone School?

411 students attend Sandstone School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

76% of Sandstone School students are White, 8% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sandstone School?

Sandstone School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Sandstone School offer ?

Sandstone School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Sandstone School part of?

Sandstone School is part of Billings Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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