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: 2016 (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 145,432
Number Of Montana Schools 824
Number Of Montana School Districts 414
Spending Per Student $11,899

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.8680155781905
4th Grade 50.202617782073
5th Grade 54.9968002727317
6th Grade 49.0235281141233
7th Grade 54.1780759218821
8th Grade 48.7952192333726
11th Grade 49.21834723001

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.4609492542249
4th Grade 44.9818555533675
5th Grade 41.7456323461388
6th Grade 38.3103204844894
7th Grade 41.4908354295666
8th Grade 36.854624968462
11th Grade 33.1777666552067

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 81.9% 51.5%
Black 0.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 4.6% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.4% 47.6%
English Language Learners 2.0% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.0% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.01
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Montana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,042,520 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 7 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.7% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 16.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 412,653 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 8.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.9% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.9% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.6% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.1% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,512 $947,033,527 54.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $605 $88,019,293 5.1%
Staff $409 $59,515,118 3.4%
General Administration $338 $49,148,198 2.8%
School Administration $579 $84,166,949 4.9%
Operation $1,080 $157,107,746 9.1%
Transportation $532 $77,387,298 4.5%
Other $258 $37,527,397 2.2%
Total Support $3,802 $552,890,054 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,586 $230,622,936 13.3%
Total Expenditures $11,899 $1,730,532,248 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%