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Bench School

Public | PK-6 | 376 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!
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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 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
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 65% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students57%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
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 Students55%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic59%
Participates in free/reduced lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students60%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
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 Students47%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic51%
Participates in free/reduced lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
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 Students69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch94%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 12%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 60%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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