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Burlington School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 9, 2013

As with many schools in the Billings area at this time, you cannot judge it by appearance. I was rather horrified to see this school, compared to the schools my kids had been in before moving here. However, I've come to love this school- especially the staff. The principal is by far the best principal I've ever known. She knows the names of all the kids, and they all love to come give her hugs. She truly cares about all the kids at her school. The secretary is likewise fantastic, and is a common source of comfort for anything from sickness, to hurt feelings, to annoyingly loose teeth. I've had experience with 6 of the teachers who are still currently at the school, & I would recommend all of them. While I can complain about the facility, I CANNOT complain about the actual education my kids are receiving- and isn't that what really matters? I am so glad that my kids attend this school. They truly make you feel like a part of the family! What you put into your kids' school & education is what you'll get out of it- you'll find any time you invest at this school will be time well spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

I think Burlington is a wonderful school that makes you feel like part of the family. Both the secretary and the principal are welcoming and know the children by name. Burlington has a nice staff that is willing to try new things and make the learning fun. They are always smiling and look like they love they really enjoy their jobs. Both of my daughters loved it and came home with an enthusiasm for learning. Also, Burlington has passed AYP for 3 years that I am aware of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I have had three children attend Burlington. Both my daughters attended from K-6th. During the first 6 years or so, we loved the education that they received and all of the staff. However, I would say in the last 3 or so years this school has really gone down hill. I now have a son in kindergarten and we are looking at moving so we can change schools. Burlington is now a Title one school and the lack of parent involvment and discipline is reflecting in the classroom. If you compare the test scores to other elementary schools in Billings you will find that Burlington is one of the lowest. Very sad- it has not always been this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

My children attended this school for two years and it was wonderful. I love the friendliness of the staff and I always felt welcome. I am looking to move back to Montana just so that my younger child can return to the great education she was recieving from Burlington!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students67%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic72%
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 Students68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunch74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students59%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic57%
Participates in free/reduced lunch63%
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 Students68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch84%
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 Students61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunch80%
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 82% 81%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 1% 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 38%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2135 Lewis Ave
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 281-6208

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