Benton Middle School

906 Joe Creason Dr,

Benton, KY, 42025

Tel: (270)527-9091
Grades: 6-8

247 students

Benton Middle School serves 247 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the KY average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Benton Middle School operates within the Marshall County School District.

Overview

The student population of 247 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 247 students
Benton Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Benton Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Benton Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Benton Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Benton Middle School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Benton Middle School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
n/a
11%
White
98%
81%
Benton Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Benton Middle School Sch Ethnicity Benton Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.33
Benton Middle School Diversity Score (1995-2012)
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.
31%
46%
Benton Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Benton Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,756 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Marshall County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed 4,756 2,354
Marshall County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $24 MM
Marshall County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $43 MM $23 MM
Marshall County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,028 $10,129
Marshall County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,969 $9,906
Marshall County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Benton Benton Elementary School
    208 West 11th St
    Benton , KY , 42025
    (270)527-3373
    0.2  mi  |  617  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Benton Star Academy High School
    Alternative School
    1308 Hwy 641 North
    Benton , KY , 42025
    (270)252-1394
    Alternative School
    2.3  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  11-12
  • Benton Marshall County Technical Center
    Vocational School
    341 High School Rd
    Benton , KY , 42025
    (270)527-8648
    Vocational School
    3.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Benton Marshall County High School
    416 High School Rd
    Benton , KY , 42025
    (270)527-1453
    4  mi  |  1351  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Benton South Marshall Middle School
    85 Sid Darnall Rd
    Benton , KY , 42025
    (270)527-3828
    4.2  mi  |  251  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Benton, KY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.27, which is higher than the Kentucky average of 0.22. The most diverse school in Benton is Edna Beaman Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kentucky or national school diversity statistics.