Benton High School

Tel: (318)549-5240
Grades: 8-12

840 students

Benton High School serves 840 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Benton High School operates within the Bossier Parish School District.
The school district's 71% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 840 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 840 students
Benton High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Benton High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Benton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Benton High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Benton High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
4%
4%
Benton High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
13%
48%
Benton High School Black (1990-2012)
White
78%
45%
Benton High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Benton High School Sch Ethnicity Benton High 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.
0.37 0.57
Benton High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
21%
61%
Benton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
3%
7%
Benton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,231 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Bossier Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
6
Number of Students Managed 21,231 1,938
Graduation Rate 71% 68%
Bossier Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $211 MM $33 MM
District Spending $222 MM $33 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,679 $14,187
District Spending / Student $11,264 $14,076
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwood High School (7.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Benton Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benton Elementary School (2.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Benton Benton Middle School
    6140 Hwy 3
    Benton , LA , 71006
    (318)549-5310
    0  mi  |  699  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Benton Benton Elementary School
    562 Hwy 162
    Benton , LA , 71006
    (318)549-5170
    2.7  mi  |  842  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bossier City Legacy Elementary School
    4830 Swan Lake Rd
    Bossier City , LA , 71111
    (318)759-2000
    6.2  mi  |  854  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Shreveport North Highlands Elementary School
    885 Poleman Rd
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)221-6346
    6.7  mi  |  466  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Northwood High School
    5939 Old Mooringsport Rd
    Shreveport , LA , 71107
    (318)929-3513
    7.3  mi  |  976  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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