Big Sandy Public Schools
2016-17 165 students K-12
Big Sandy Schools currently employs 22 certified teachers in grades K-12. Years teaching experience range from 1-39 years. Big Sandy Schools has one full-time Superintendent who also serves as the Technology coordinator and is responsible for both the Elementary and High School buildings. Big Sandy employs 1 fulltime Principal that splits time between the two buildings.
Classified staff include 5 paraprofessionals, 3 cooks, 3 custodians, 2 secretaries, 1 administrative assistant, and 1 business manager.
Big Sandy Schools currently operates on a 4 day week schedule which has been a positive change for our school and community.
Big Sandy Schools has a strong athletic tradition in Girls Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis, as well as Boys Basketball, Football and Wrestling. Several state winning teams have come from these programs. Solid FFA, Music and Science programs also provide students with extracurricular opportunities.
All classrooms at Big Sandy Schools have SMART Boards installed and all staff have laptop computers and projectors in their classrooms. Other technologies in the school include Chromebooks for every student Grades 2-12, Kindle Fires, 2 computer labs, a large variety of academic software and graphing calculators are available for students. All communication is done electronically throughout the school system via G Mail. Teachers post lesson plans on the school web page (www.bigsandy.k12.mt.us). Big Sandy Schools utilizes Infinite Campus for their Student Information System and Blackboard for their webpage. Big Sandy Schools is committed to the integration of technology into the school system.
Class size in the high school vary from 8 to 20 students per class. It is a load that gives teachers the ability to enhance their teaching skills and expand their curriculum. In the elementary school the Kindergarten is full-time. Grades K-6 are each self contained classrooms. Grades 7-12 are departmentalized.