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Big Sky Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 400 students

 
 

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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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
87%
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

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
48%
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

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%

2008

 
 
90%
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

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic82%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunch89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
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%
Female67%
Male63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic71%
Participates in free/reduced lunch39%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic81%
Participates in free/reduced lunch61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic58%
Participates in free/reduced lunch33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch91%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male89%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunch93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 86% 82%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 281-6204

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