Benton Middle School

Benton Middle School serves 252 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the KY average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 21%.
Benton Middle School operates within the Marshall County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 252 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 252 students
Benton Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Benton Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Benton Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Benton Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 17:1
Benton Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Benton Middle School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
98%
79%
Benton Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Benton Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.04 0.24
Benton Middle School Diversity Score (1995-2014)
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.
38%
48%
Benton Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
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.
6%
6%
Benton Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,825 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,282 is less than the state average of $10,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,921 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Marshall County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed 4,825 2,336
Marshall County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $45 MM $24 MM
Marshall County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $44 MM $24 MM
Marshall County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,282 $10,260
Marshall County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,921 $10,180
Marshall County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Star Academy High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South Marshall Middle School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benton Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BentonBenton Elementary School
    0.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 633 students208 West 11th St
    BentonKY 42025
    (270)527-3373
    0.2PK-5633
  • BentonStar Academy High School
    Alternative School
    2.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 32 students397 High School Rd
    BentonKY 42025
    (270)252-1394
    2.39-1232
  • BentonMarshall County Technical Center
    Vocational School
    3.9 miles | Grades: 9-12341 High School Rd
    BentonKY 42025
    (270)527-8648
    3.99-12n/a
  • BentonMarshall County High School
    4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1331 students416 High School Rd
    BentonKY 42025
    (270)527-1453
    49-121331
  • BentonSouth Marshall Middle School
    4.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 238 students85 Sid Darnall Rd
    BentonKY 42025
    (270)527-3828
    4.26-8238

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