The Region We Serve

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.


Idaho

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.

Students: 301,186

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Schools: 756

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Districts: 167

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Graduation Rate: 80%

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English Learner Students: 6%

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Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 44%

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Race/Ethnicity
1% American Indian or Alaska Native
1% Asian or Pacific Islander
1% Black
18% Hispanic
3% Two or more races
75% White

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Urbanicity
23% City
28% Suburban
25% Town
23% Rural


Montana

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.

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Students: 147,785

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Schools: 823

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Districts: 405

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Graduation Rate: 86%

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English Learner Students: 2%

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Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 41%

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Race/Ethnicity
11% American Indian
1% Asian or Pacific Islander
1% Black
5% Hispanic
4% Two or more races
79% White

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Urbanicity
25% City
2% Suburban
40% Town
33% Rural


Totals may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
Data Sources:
https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/
https://opi.mt.gov/

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