School Details

Sacajawea Middle School

3525 So 3rd Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-6470
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 637 students 16 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

87%
81%
66%
96%
92%
87%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bozeman Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
78%
70%
91%
93%
85%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bozeman Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
74%
65%
95%
91%
84%
82%
79%
64%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2010-2011 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Bozeman Elementary average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sacajawea Middle School is a public middle school in Bozeman. 637 students go to Sacajawea Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 16% of the 637 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sacajawea Middle School is 16:1. Petra Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is amazing! I was a 6th grader last year and i had the best time of my life! All of the teachers are amazing! The teachers are always willing to take some of their free time to help you out with whatever you need! The staff is very supportive! The school is so much fun! There is a special bond between every kid and teacher! They make school fun by passing a football around the class room having snowball fights and water fights and yet they get everything done so that kids can get A's on all their tests! I never knew that you could have so much fun in school and yet learn so much at the same time!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm just blown away by this school! My son is a 6th grader and I was more than worried about the jump to middle school! The teachers TRULY care about these kids they really are "their" kids. My son actually likes going to school and he is learning so much. Every single subject he has improved since 5th grade. If you are trying to decide between the 2 public middle schools SMS in my opinion is your best choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    i am a 6th grader at SMS and i love the place. it has a very great school that has great school leadership and a very nice principal.the place is filled to the brim with nice students just waiting to be your friend!there are clubs too!like the lego robotics club the computer club the yearbook club the art club and a lot more! see you at SMS!

  • (3 years ago)

    The staff and teachers are wonderful. I am very happy ioth Sac. Very caring and thoughtful people

  • (4 years ago)

    I would have given the school a higher rating last year but I am really disappointed with the 8th grade at this school. 6th grade teachers were very positive and helpful and approachable 7th grade as well but it seems the 8th grade teachers need a refresher in how to motivate students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my 3rd year attending SMS and I love it! All the staff members are willing to help you with anything you need. Move to Bozeman enroll in Sac. and enjoy the rest of grade school! Peter 13

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very happy with your school this is my daughter's first year here in Bozeman she really likes it she comes home does her home work and then she head out to play basketball My husband and I are really happy with the school big change for us and I can tell the difference between schools and I would pick Sacajawea middle school first before I would any other school. My Daughter really likes the staff and students she feels comfortable around them.

  • (8 years ago)

    Overall not a bad school. There are some terrific teachers here and some that need to retire. You'll have one of each on your child's team each year. Heavy emphasis on conforming at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sacajawea is a wonderful middle school. They have an anti bullying policy which is really nice for dispute resolution among the students. They have a well stocked library and being a relatively new school in this district (built in 1989 I believe) they have the latest technology and very comfortable classrooms. The 6th-8th graders each have their own wings though they have occasion to visit other wings for foreign language instruction for instance. My son is in his 2nd year and enjoys his teachers. I highly recommend this school.

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