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State of Montana Summary

There are 416 districts, 826 public schools, and charter schools in Montana serving 142,349 students. Financially the state of Montana spends approximately $11,678 per student. There are 10,153 full-time teachers receiving a total of $601,939,136 in salaries and $177,067,736 in total benefits. 46,811 students receive a free lunch and 10,538 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 416
Total Schools: 826
Charter Schools:
Full-time Teachers: 10,153
Total Students: 142,349
LEP / ELL Students: 3,319
IEP Students: 16,760
Freshman Graduation Rate: 82%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 46,811
Reduced Lunch: 10,538
Revenue Per Student: $11,678
Salaries: $601,939,136
Employee Benefits: $177,067,736

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Montana Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 68.00%
Grade 4 Reading 83.10%
Elementary School Science 70.40%
Grade 8 Math 63.60%
Grade 8 Reading 84.30%
Middle School Science 65.30%
High School Math 56.80%
High School Reading 83.40%
High School Science 46.10%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.