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Boulder School

Public | PK-6 | 450 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 17, 2014

The moral of this school is outstanding. My grand daughter went to another local elementary that had an amazing reputation here in this city. She loves Boulder school and it's staff much, much more than the other school. Her teacher is extremely focused on her students and lets the parents know immediately if there are any problems. The only thing I would wish for the school to improve, is up to the local tax payers and local laws. The school has not had any upkeep on the building and barely passes safety codes.


Posted March 20, 2012

The school secretary is fantastic. The teachers, I have not had much experience with, so I cannot comment on that. But the principal definitely made the experience negative. He is not open to constructive criticism, which means the school will never be improved. There are a few issues that could be addressed, and it could be a better school, but one must be objective to see if something needs to be improved, rather than defensive. An open mind and willingness to put in hard work is required. A good principal should also treat the kids as equals, whose feelings matter, and I don't get that from this person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I am very impressed by Boulder Elementary. After 30 years of teaching I recognize a well organized and well run school. The principal is positive as is the teaching staff. I'm very happy that my grandson is going to school there...he is getting a wonderful education.


Posted January 2, 2006

My child started Kindergarten at Boulder this year. They seem to be a bit overcrowded. As far as the school as a whole though, I think it is good. I have a problem with the class sizes and a few little things. The PTA is great though. The secretary is great. The kids are great. My child loves it.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students65%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic85%
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%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilities42%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch36%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch71%
Students with disabilities55%
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 Students88%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic87%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic98%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 81%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 24%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2202 32nd St West
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 281-6206

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