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Bench School

Public | PK-6 | 357 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2010

Our daughter is in kindergarten and attends Bench Elementary. I am so happy to know the do not just sit on a bench at the park feeding the birds, they teach them to fly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

We started out at Independent School, and loved it, however Bench and School District 2 offer a lot more extracirricular activities. Our daughter was accepted into Extended studies, she was involved in student council, honor choir, and other activities, that the some of the 'country schools' cannot offer. We were very pleased with the opportunities that this school offers. We are getting a new principal this year so I am unable to rate his leadership at this time. I do feel the overall quality of education is up to par.
—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 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
61%

2008

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 72% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
58%

2008

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students59%
Female44%
Male72%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native33%
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native33%
White, Non-Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunch36%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students67%
Female80%
Male53%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students44%
Female50%
Male35%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic54%
Participates in free/reduced lunch36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students58%
Female59%
Male54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic64%
Participates in free/reduced lunch43%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 76% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 11%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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505 Milton Rd
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 281-6203

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