Billings school information

Average Test Scores38%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools4240879,221
Total private schools127724,874
Total post-secondary schools6327,963
The Billings, MT educational system consists of 42 public schools, 12 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Billings public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 2% lower than than the Montana average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Billings public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Montana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 31.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Billings are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in Billings.
  • 89.5% of people in Billings have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Billings have completed high school.
  • 31.4% of people in Billings have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Billings

Completed 8th grade89.5%89.4%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%88.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.3%63.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.0%38.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.4%29.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%9.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Billings (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lockwood, MT7,67044%12%
Shepherd, MT56541%16%
Laurel, MT6,93138%23%
Billings, MT109,08938%22%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,06747%5%
High Point, NC108,98236%27%
Waterbury, CT109,21123%53%
Temecula, CA108,96554%10%
Cambridge, MA108,75766%34%
Billings, MT109,08938%22%
Source: The Billings, MT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.