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Independent School

Public | PK-6 | 285 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

I am the aunt of three previous Independent students. While they were at this school they learned so much and loved being there. One of my nieces has a hearing impairment and the teachers were always well informed and listened to what her parents said she needed to function the best in the class room. I have a four year old son and I have every intention to have him enrolled at Independent once we are back in the Billings area. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

This was my sons first year at Independent School and the progress he made in one year is outstanding. He loved his Teacher and is eager to go to school this fall 2008.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

We love Independent school. The leadership is great. Our children are treated as individuals and cared for in the same manner. The teachers in every department are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

I went to this school about 5 years ago and it was one of the best schools ever. This school really does help you with your reading and math alot better the most schools do. Ms. Buttler teaches science and she explains it really well about the body and everything. I just think this school was good for me and i think it will be good for anybody too.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

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 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students74%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic77%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic90%
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

Math

All Students67%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Participates in free/reduced lunch70%
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 Hispanic69%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic97%
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

Math

All Students66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic97%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 12%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2907 Roundup Rd
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: (406) 259-8109

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