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Arrowhead School

Public | 1-5 | 450 students

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Posted February 27, 2014

I have found the educators to be exemplary and have found that there is a wonderful community of parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

This is an exemplary school. My son has made outstanding progress with the help of the wonderful staff at Arrowhead Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

The school is okay. We were new and transferred in from another state. We did not receive much help and my child struggled and it was frustrating. It got better but only because we complained loudly. The town is nice, but we've been here over a year and feel like outsiders. All the people here grew up here, their kids grew up here, and as someone who didn't, adjustment to this school and community is very very hard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

This school is known for the best school in Billings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2004

My son has blossomed at this school. No others he's attended has given the incentive he has now to learn. Parent involvement is extremely high which really adds to its depth. The staff is very professional and up to date on all teaching techniques...they don't hesitate to try all options in order to give the child the best learning experience. Respect of others and behavior are top priorities at Arrowhead...an all around really great school and a great way to send these kids off to middle school and hight school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

This school provided a safe and healthy learning enviroment for my child. My child speaks positivly about the staff and how well run everything was. All other elementry schools my child attended were not comparable. At this school my child made lifelong friends and memmories. This school creates a positive effect on all learnings and makes your childs elementry school learnings comprehendsble and creates fun learning. Children enjoy comming to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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 70% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students88%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic98%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 12%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Pam Meier
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Bussing provided 3+ miles away
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • St. John's Lutheran Ministries
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Kindness and Compassion Club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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2510 38th St West
Billings, MT 59102
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Phone: (406) 281-6201

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