Orchard School



Orchard School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Orchard School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 87
1 85
2 61
3 67
4 67
5 51
6 49
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Orchard School is a public elementary school located in Billings, MT in the Billings Elementary School District. It enrolls 467 students in grades 1st through 12th. Orchard School is the 26th largest public school in Montana and the 24,725th largest nationally. It has 19.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 467
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,725th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 26th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 408th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 61st out of 424

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Orchard School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 242
(52%)
5,026
(51%)
 Female 225
(48%)
4,852
(49%)

Orchard School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 204
(44%)
7,536
(76%)
 Hispanic 118
(25%)
875
(9%)
 American Indian 100
(21%)
686
(7%)
 Two or More 34
(7%)
540
(5%)
 Black 10
(2%)
134
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
29
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
78
(1%)

Orchard School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 346
(74%)
3,213
(33%)
 Not Eligible 64
(14%)
5,899
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(12%)
766
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Orchard School is ranked 3rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Orchard School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (86.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Orchard School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 281
2006 287
2007 352
2008 325
2009 425
2010 441
2011 463
2012 467

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.6
2006 13.5
2007 14.9
2008 15.6
2009 22.5
2010 18.8
2011 18.4
2012 19

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.79003558718861
2006 0.81533101045296
2007 0.84090909090909
2008 0.81230769230769
2009 0.84235294117647
2010 0.83219954648526
2011 0.86177105831533
2012 0.86295503211991

Compare Orchard School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,900.0% 19.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 86.3%
 

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Orchard School
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Public PK - 06 467 19:1  
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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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