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Bitterroot School

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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 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Hispanic56%
Participates in free/reduced lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
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 Students70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Participates in free/reduced lunch62%
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 Students76%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
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 Students44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic47%
Participates in free/reduced lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunch74%
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 83% 81%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 12%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Billings, MT 59105
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