Benton High School

Benton High School serves 827 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Benton High School operates within the St. Joseph School District.
St. Joseph School District's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 827 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 827 students
Benton High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Benton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Benton High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Benton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Benton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
6%
5%
Benton High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
8%
16%
Benton High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
86%
73%
Benton High School White Students (1994-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.25 0.44
Benton High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
42%
Benton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Benton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

St. Joseph School District's student population of 11,860 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,346 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name St. Joseph School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
2
Number of Students Managed 11,860 583
St. Joseph School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 87%
St. Joseph School District Graduation Rate (1993-2014)
District Total Revenue $110 MM n/a
St. Joseph School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $110 MM n/a
St. Joseph School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,346 n/a
St. Joseph School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,345 n/a
St. Joseph School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Helen M Davis School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Spring Garden Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hyde Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint JosephHyde Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 431 students
    0.2 miles
    509 Thompson
    Saint JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4210
    0.2KG-6431
  • Saint JosephHosea Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 542 students
    0.7 miles
    6401 Gordon St
    Saint JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4180
    0.7PK-6542
  • Saint JosephSpring Garden Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 379 students
    1.1 miles
    5802 South 22nd
    Saint JosephMO 64503
    (816)671-4380
    1.17-8379
  • Saint JosephLake Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 325 students
    1.7 miles
    1800 Alabama
    Saint JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4240
    1.7PK-6325
  • Saint JosephHall Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 276 students
    2.8 miles
    2509 Duncan
    Saint JosephMO 64507
    (816)671-4160
    2.8PK-6276

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