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Belgrade Middle School

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Posted April 6, 2014

Parents beware. The administration at this school is horrible!! Total lack of leadership, from the superintendent on down. Bullying is a major problem and they do nothing about it. If you have a child with special needs, head to Bozeman, as they will be ignored and fall through the cracks in Belgrade. Most teachers are awesome and really care about the kids,. There are some, that you can tell, that are there just get a paycheck and summers off. They tell parents to get involved, but don't really mean it. If you have concerns with your child's academics, question a teacher, or raise concerns about bullying, they blow you off. Really sad, since it used to be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

This School Could Use some more opportunities for kids to get out there more but other wise good school ! Teachers are the best!! I had straight A's the whole year ,because I barely had any homework, I feel like I had a lack of education , sadly.


Posted April 17, 2013

We had heard so many horror stories regarding this school but hoped our child would have a better experience. Unfortunately, we also had a very negative experience. Belgrade Middle School takes the thought of Junior High School nightmares to a whole other level. While the teachers are really great, the emphasis on academics is seriously lacking. Peer pressure is very negative and my child was exposed to things I never thought imaginable. In all honesty, I felt like he was at an alternative school. There are so many negative influences and bullying and the school has been ineffective in dealing with these issues. Beware of this school! Move to Manhattan or Bozeman for better schools and test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

The teachers are great but the administration is lacking. Parent involvement isn't really encouraged and when you do call you get ignored. My child was pushed down and had his wrist broken and all the principal had to say was "we don't have a bully problem at our school" I received no further help from her and had to involve an attorney. Completely disappointed with their ways of handling conflict. I love the teachers and have no complaints. They were more than willing to work with me when ever I had a concern. My advise is skip the principal and talk directly to the teachers if possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

This school is overall pretty good. At risk students don't get the attention needed though. As long as your child is a good student and is outgoing, this is a great place for your child to go to school. The administration of this school need to pay a little more attention to those students who need extra help. Need more variety of after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Belgrade Middle School has been a pleasant surprise. Before moving into the area we had originally wanted our son in the Bozeman School District. We had heard and read so many great things about the Bozeman schools that Belgrade seemed a very distant second choice. What we discovered is that the Belgrade Schools, Belgrade Middle School in particular, are excellent. There are of course some problem kids as there are in any schools, but there are also many very nice and well behaved kids. The caliber of the teachers and teaching has also been excellent. Our son has always excelled academically and has had no problem with not feeling challenged here. Overall I rate Belgrade Middle School very highly. Great teachers, fantastic principal, very nice facility and a friendly small town atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunch79%
Students with disabilities58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic56%
Participates in free/reduced lunch35%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch73%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch43%
Students with disabilities11%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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410 Triple Crown Rd
Belgrade, MT 59714
Phone: (406) 924-2259

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