Will James Middle School

  • Will James Middle School serves 522 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Will James Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Will James Middle School's student population of 522 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students522 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Will James Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Will James Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 718 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Will James Middle School is 0.37, which is equal to 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 Testing Rank#467 out of 718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
American Indian
5%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
5%
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Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Will James Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
79%
78%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.370.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Will James Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBillings Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Will James is a very loving and wonderful environment for students to learn and grow. Getting kids ready for high school. An overall amazing school. I would recommend to go there.
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