We are proud to serve as the regional technical assistance provider for the Idaho State Department of Education and the Montana Office of Public Instruction. In this role, we help our partners solve problems that impede student success, implement evidence-based solutions for improving educational outcomes, and build their capacity to meet their state’s unique educational needs. Below is a snapshot of the school systems in each state.
Among Idaho’s 300,000-plus K–12 students, 18 percent are Hispanic and 6 percent are classified as English learner students. Most of the state is rural, but its urban populations continue to grow.
Graduation Rate: 80%
English Learner Students: 6%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 44%
Race/Ethnicity 1% American Indian or Alaska Native 1% Asian or Pacific Islander 1% Black 18% Hispanic 3% Two or more races 75% White
Urbanicity 23% City 28% Suburban 25% Town 23% Rural
Montana has 11 times more Native American students than the national average. The state has fewer than 148,000 public elementary and secondary students, who are served by more than 400 school districts.