Independent School



Independent School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independent School Students by Grade
PK 3
K 41
1 47
2 45
3 36
4 37
5 58
6 49
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independent School is a public elementary school located in Billings, MT in the Independent Elementary School District. It enrolls 316 students in grades 1st through 12th. Independent School is the 99th largest public school in Montana and the 40,182nd largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 316
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,182nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 99th out of 426
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 387th out of 425
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 129th out of 425

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Independent School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 165
(52%)
165
(52%)
 Female 151
(48%)
151
(48%)

Independent School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 291
(92%)
291
(92%)
 American Indian 9
(3%)
9
(3%)
 Hispanic 8
(3%)
8
(3%)
 Two or More 8
(3%)
8
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Independent School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 270
(85%)
270
(85%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 30
(9%)
30
(9%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(5%)
16
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 316 ranked schools in Montana, Independent School is ranked 205th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independent School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (14.6%) is significantly lower than the state average of 51.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Independent School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 259
2006 278
2007 266
2008 273
2009 267
2010 298
2011 285
2012 287
2013 299
2014 317
2015 316

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 16.7
2007 15.2
2008 15.6
2009 15.4
2010 17.2
2011 16.5
2012 17
2013 17.7
2014 17.5
2015 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.14285714285714
2006 0.14028776978417
2007 0.097744360902256
2008 0.13919413919414
2009 0.16104868913858
2010 0.1744966442953
2011 0.16491228070175
2012 0.198606271777
2013 0.19732441471572
2014 0.2018927444795
2015 0.14556962025316

Compare Independent School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,371.6% 13.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 14.6%
 
State Average 51.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Independent School
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Public PK - 06 316 17.5:1  
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Public 06 - 08 368 14:1 4 miles
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Public PK - 06 361 14.4:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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