Will James Middle School

  • Will James Middle School serves 680 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (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 45% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) 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 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 21%.

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School Overview

  • Will James Middle School's student population of 680 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students680 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Will James Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Will James Middle School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#357 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
3%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
4%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
85%
79%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Will James Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.270.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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