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Big Sky Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 18, 2011

I have been with this school for 8 years and have been very happy with the staff and school. Thanks!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Big Sky Elementary has been a complete disappointment!! Traffic is absolutely insane, and the staff is rude and very unprofessional!! My daughter has gone here for 3 years... she is also an out of area student, and I was told she is a guest at their school! I don't know how a child can be considered a guest at a school! I am happy to say she is going else where next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

There wonderful, the teachers are great, my child is learning alot and having a great time. The office personel is wonderful and I have enjoyed the last 4 years getting to know and volunteering at this school. One heartship is the traffic and congestion and lack of parking. I currently volunteer my time to direct traffic, place cones and try my best to make the dismissal time a fast and safe experience, but it is very hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I would just say there seems to be a sence of just plain old mediocracy. No exceptional programs going on here that our local newspaper would ever feel inclined to cover. Just getting by doing the very least it seems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

I contacted 5 Billings schools upon planning my move to the area. The Big Sky principal emailed me, stayed in contact and assisted my young children in the transition. In addition she helped me understand the school system, talked about the teachers and activities available and made me feel very good about choosing Big Sky elemeantary. Over the course of the school year I found the curriculum supportive of each of my childrens learning styles.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students66%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
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 Students71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic93%
Participates in free/reduced lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students65%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch41%
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 Students75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic98%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
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 Students72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
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 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 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 29%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3231 Granger Ave East
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 281-6204

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