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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Montana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 144,382
Number Of Montana Schools 830
Number Of Montana School Districts 413
Spending Per Student $11,975

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
4th Grade 51.4266948542936
8th Grade 53.7224797323769
11th Grade 42.239262801875

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
4th Grade 46.8861635012198
8th Grade 40.5214504799739
11th Grade 36.1324361416852

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 82.0% 52.0%
Black 1.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 4.4% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 43.5% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.3% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.98
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Montana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,032,949 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 7 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 16.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 409,394 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 8.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.8% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.5% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.9% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.7% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.2% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.4% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,555 $946,441,527 54.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $610 $88,019,293 5.1%
Staff $412 $59,505,118 3.4%
General Administration $340 $49,030,198 2.8%
School Administration $583 $84,166,949 4.9%
Operation $1,087 $156,997,746 9.1%
Transportation $535 $77,277,298 4.5%
Other $259 $37,454,357 2.2%
Total Support $3,826 $552,469,014 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,594 $230,124,936 13.3%
Total Expenditures $11,975 $1,729,021,208 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%