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Independent School

Public | PK-6 | 298 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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
62%
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

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
92%
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

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%

2008

 
 
80%
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%
Female60%
Male90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students86%
Female80%
Male90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students69%
Female61%
Male79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic70%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students66%
Female65%
Male69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic67%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male85%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic92%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students84%
Female93%
Male82%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 92% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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