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Fort Benton School

Public | PK-6 | 148 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2009

As a visitor for 7 months, in the city of Fort Benton, It seemed at first like all small towns my Husbands company sends him , including myself and 6 yr old son Deuce. As a southerner, I have felt the cold on many levels of the north west. But i must say, this little town made an impression that warmed my heart. From the post office who offered more than just a stamp and always a helping hand. The very comfortable and friendly Benton RV park. The convenience of the Price Rite with the most adorable young ladies, and a great meat market. Always a wave from a passing motorist. As if this wasn't enough.. Deuce would start his kindergarten at Fort Benton Elementary. I was so nervous, almost in a panic to be separated from him for the first time. Knowing that his progress was dependent on his environment. Well, within minutes all was calmed by the most angelic woman i had ever met. Mrs. Schuler. Over the next 4 months ,she would prove to be a major influence in my sons life. Her teaching methods are most incredible, but mostly unforgettable. I can never express how much she is missed in our lives, and how this town and every child in her reach will forever be blessed. The friends we made we will always carry in our hearts. Thank you for all the memories Fort Benton. Don't ever change ..you are perfect the way you are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

We lived in Fort Benton for a month to try a quiet town. The lack of security at the school had us scared for the safety of our children.
—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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%

2008

 
 
89%
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

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
47%

2008

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
95%

2008

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
52%

2008

 
 
84%
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

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%

2008

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
76%
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

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
91%

2008

 
 
100%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Male90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic72%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic62%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Reading

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students91%
Female81%
Male100%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant91%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunch100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 95% 82%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 11%
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 51%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Phone: (406) 622-3761

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