Bissell School



Bissell School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bissell School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 12
1 10
2 9
3 10
4 11
5 10
6 9
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Bissell School is a public elementary school located in Whitefish, MT in the Olney-Bissell Elementary School District. It enrolls 71 students in grades 1st through 12th. Bissell School is the 250th largest public school in Montana and the 53,909th largest nationally. It has 8.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 71
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 7.99
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 53,909th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 250th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 99th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 237th out of 424

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Bissell School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 38
(54%)
38
(54%)
 Male 33
(46%)
33
(46%)

Bissell School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 60
(85%)
60
(85%)
 Hispanic 5
(7%)
5
(7%)
 Two or More 5
(7%)
5
(7%)
 Black 1
(1%)
1
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Bissell School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 35
(49%)
35
(49%)
 Not Eligible 34
(48%)
34
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 2
(3%)
2
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Bissell School is ranked 225th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bissell School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (52.1%) is slightly 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.

Bissell School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 58
2006 60
2007 65
2008 79
2009 73
2010 81
2011 79
2012 71

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.9
2006 10.7
2007 12.7
2008 12.3
2009 10.6
2010 11
2011 10.2
2012 8.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.17241379310345
2006 0.33333333333333
2007 0.43076923076923
2008 0.58227848101266
2009 0.67123287671233
2010 0.65432098765432
2011 0.63291139240506
2012 0.52112676056338

Compare Bissell School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
890.0% 8.9:1
 
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.2%
 
This School 52.1%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Bissell School
Whitefish, MT
Public PK - 06 71 8.9:1  
Whitefish Middle 5-8
Whitefish, MT
Public 05 - 08 502 15.4:1 7 miles
L a Muldown School
Whitefish, MT
Public PK - 04 601 16.5:1 7 miles
Whitefish Christian Academy
Whitefish, MT
Private PK - 08 83 6:1 7 miles
West Valley Middle School
Kalispell, MT
Public 06 - 08 163 17.4:1 10 miles
West Valley School
Kalispell, MT
Public PK - 05 361 15.3:1 10 miles
Edgerton School
Kalispell, MT
Public PK - 05 569 17.1:1 12 miles
Columbia Falls Jr High School
Columbia Falls, MT
Public 06 - 08 487 13:1 12 miles
Ruder Elementary
Columbia Falls, MT
Public PK - 05 451 16.2:1 12 miles
Individualized Ed Center
Kalispell, MT
Private PK - KG 166 8:1 13 miles
Kalispell Middle School
Kalispell, MT
Public 06 - 08 1,038 15.6:1 13 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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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