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Belgrade High School

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Posted June 12, 2014

Belgrade High school is too focused on sports and not enough on academics. My son hardly tried all year and still managed to get As in his classes. He is smart but not smart enough that he does not have to study or try. I feel like it is setting him up to fail. I was truly disappointed when I called to speak with the counselor as well, they were no help and said he will be placed in classes automatically. Even though I tired to explain that he was not learning anything new she did not seemed concerned. Also, I had to fight to get the schedule my son needed. Every year it is the same thing, they put kids in classes that they did not request or have already taken. If a parent does not pay attention your child could graduate with inadequate credits for college. If we could afford it we would move to Bozeman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

My daughter has attended Belgrade High School for 3 years now and I think this is a great school. She had a rough start to her high school years...she had poor grades and started getting in trouble, etc. The couselors and principals worked with me to pull her out of this and as a Junior she is taking AP classes and has become a gracious and respectful young woman. I think this is a fine high school and I am thankful for the teachers. I had a miserable high school experience in Bozeman, and I am glad my daughter is in Belgrade schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

i am currently going to this school and i think the teachers are okay. the major problem here is the students, probably about half of them are on drugs and everyone is very narrow minded. no tolerance for other cultures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

I am saddened as I read the reviews of Belgrade High School. My children go there and I can see that we are not alone in how we feel about Belgrade High's academic and athletic programs. I do not feel that Belgrade works to connect with all of its students to help find and reach their true potentials. The students are just expected to flow through the system and figure things out for themselves. They do not seem to get much guidance. Program options seem to be getting fewer instead of more as you would expect since the school is the 'fastest growing' as we keep getting told. The Belgrade School board needs to step up and problem solve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Belgrade High Schools leave a lot to be desired. Although I do have to admit that it is slightly better than it was a couple of years ago. Unfortunately even the administration doesn't like to stick around. The choice of academic programs is limited. After school activities are also limited. Unless your child is a genius, a hardcore sports player or has money it is not as easy for them to fit in with the rest of the school. Also, we have found that most students are anglo and many in the area are not accepting of other cultures. There is quite a bit of discrimination in this area and our children do suffer for it. If you have a choice...Bozeman is better I hear. Test scores are better, more available for the children and they have outstanding alternative programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

I am not a parent, but I was a student there for about a semester. I moved to UT and compared to the schools here, Belgrade is not a very good school. When I went there I felt like I didn't get very much help with my problems. Even with 7 Periods there, It seemed like I wasn't learning anything. I think that the building should be remodedeled and be more up to date, even with the teachers. The students are not friendly with each other and you can see some tension. The students there do not have the highest standards.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

Belgrade High has many great programs and fairly competent teachers. The greatest down fall is how understaffed they are. There are far to many students to make sure they don't slip through the cracks. The test scores and performance of students has dropped a fair amount as the school has grown over the years. Not our top pick for a high school in this valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

The quality of Belgrade is excellent. The scores are high and the students are very friendly. Any child who wants an above average education should come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2005

The quality of programs is getting better. Unfortunately, Belgrade school district does not care much about their kids. Especially the 'at risk' students. Teachers do not keep in good contact witht the parents. They act more like college level schools because they do not have much involvement in making sure the children are learning and keeping up. Not impressed! The elementary and middle schools are much better than the high school. Sadly, a lot of children are being left by the wayside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

The teachers are very good at this school however our sports program needs a lot of help. Starting at the top. We just need better coaching, and leadership. Someone to stand up for our children when they are wronged.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch48%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
Students with disabilities43%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic53%
Participates in free/reduced lunch45%
Students with disabilities29%
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 92% 81%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 26%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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303 North Hoffman
Belgrade, MT 59714
Phone: (406) 924-2567

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