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Bitterroot School

Public | PK-6 | 324 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 19, 2010

My four children have gone to Bitterroot Elementary, you won't find a finer school or staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Bitterroot School is a center for families and neighbors from the community to gather and be a part of the students learning. Everyone is involved. It is truely a whole 'village' raising the children.


Posted February 5, 2009

So far, I've experienced the best in teachers coming together to make sure my child succeeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

The primary grade teachers at Bitterroot seem to have a strong background in reading and literacy. Both of my children have excelled in reading and really enjoy the literary experiences they have had at Bitterroot. I am happy to see that writing is such an integrated part of the school day as well. The teachers have also been patient and understanding when it comes to differences in student learning and attention abilities. My sons kindergarten teacher gave him the extra attention he needed and the encouragement to become more independent. Keep up the good work Bitterroot!
—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

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
69%
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

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%

2008

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
60%
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

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
63%

2008

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
90%

2008

 
 
79%
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

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%

2008

 
 
85%
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 Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic76%
Participates in free/reduced lunch64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch74%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students66%
Female61%
Male70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students47%
Female36%
Male53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic47%
Participates in free/reduced lunch23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students85%
Female76%
Male90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunch76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 83% 82%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 11%
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 38%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Billings, MT 59105
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