Montana
Public School Ratings



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Montana Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Montana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 146,784
Number Of Montana Schools 827
Number Of Montana School Districts 410
Spending Per Student $12,627

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.1754316304795
4th Grade 49.0856801151122
5th Grade 53.5154677809215
6th Grade 48.9385194773522
7th Grade 53.2339965234478
8th Grade 47.6687202848863
10th Grade 48.6125250023812

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 50.3142710376389
4th Grade 46.010417248246
5th Grade 42.8676565586586
6th Grade 40.7977976006228
7th Grade 42.156877088328
8th Grade 36.9403867267358
10th Grade 34.2904371844938

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 81.5% 50.6%
Black 0.9% 16.0%
Hispanic 4.7% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 12.1% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.4% 48.4%
English Language Learners 2.0% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.3% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.94
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Montana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,050,493 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 7 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.6% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.2% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.1% 26.1%
65 Or Older 17.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 419,975 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 8.1% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.0% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.7% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.5% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.1% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.2% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.8% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,611 $970,381,380 52.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $641 $94,132,561 5.1%
Staff $409 $60,015,637 3.2%
General Administration $353 $51,760,480 2.8%
School Administration $608 $89,259,700 4.8%
Operation $1,115 $163,682,155 8.8%
Transportation $521 $76,422,586 4.1%
Other $305 $44,820,513 2.4%
Total Support $3,952 $580,102,912 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,064 $303,023,043 16.3%
Total Expenditures $12,627 $1,853,503,127 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%