The Details

Billings Central Catholic High School

  • Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association, Advanced Ed and the Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • Enrollment: 325
  • Teaching Staff: 28
  • 65% of staff members hold advanced degrees
  • All teachers are certified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • 70% of staff members have 10 or more years experience
  • Drug testing is a condition of enrollment
  • Full time college advising counselor
  • Students take biology as freshmen
  • All juniors take the ACT at Central in the spring
  • Other tests include MAP testing three times each year, CRT in science, PSAT/NMSQT, TrigStar, PSAT, Advanced Placement tests, and ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education)
  • 16 Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses offered including: Honors English I, Honors English II, Honors English III, AP English IV, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Honors Freshman Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science
    Dual Enrollment Courses: World Civilization, US History, College Algebra, College Trigonometry

BCCHS Class of 2016

  • Number in Senior Class: 81
  • 100 student enrollments in Advanced Placement courses
  • 68 students took a total of 123 Advanced Placement exams
  • AP test scores 15% higher than national average
  • 54 student enrollments in dual credit courses
  • Average ACT Score: 23.7  (State Average 20.4; National Average 21.0)
  • Number of college applications completed: 389
  • Number of colleges that received applications 97 in 24 states
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Attending College: 96%
  • Awarded Scholarship Dollars: 73%
  • Attending a State College: 60%
  • Attending a Catholic College: 27%
  • Total College Scholarship Dollars Offered: $6,162,004
  • Total College Scholarship Dollars Accepted: $2,310,904

Saint Francis

  • Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association
  • Enrollment, PK-8: 643
  • Teaching Staff: 48
  • 23% of staff members hold advanced degrees
  • All teachers are certified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • 70% of staff members have 10 years or more experience in education
  • 100% of 7th and 8th grade teachers hold 5-12 secondary education certifications
  • Average classroom size 20 students per class
  • Departmentalized instruction begins at grade 4
  • MAP testing three times each year