Benton Elementary School

Grades: 1-6

662 students

Benton Elementary School serves 662 students in grades 1-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the ME average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Benton Elementary School operates within the Rsu 49/msad 49 School District.

Overview

The student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-6
Total Students 662 students
Benton Elementary School Total Students (1991-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Benton Elementary School Total Teachers (1991-2013)
Students by Grade Benton Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.11. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ME) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 11:1
Benton Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2013)
Hispanic
2%
2%
Benton Elementary School Black Students (2010-2013)
White
97%
92%
Benton Elementary School White Students (1994-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups Benton Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown ME 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.
0.06 0.11
Benton Elementary School Diversity Score (1994-2013)
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.
51%
38%
Benton Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2013)
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.
10%
7%
Benton Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,296 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,115 is less than the state average of $13,007. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,660 is less than the state average of $14,370. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name Rsu 49/msad 49 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
1
Number of Students Managed 2,296 511
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $5 MM
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $6 MM
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,115 $13,007
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,660 $14,370
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lawrence High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lawrence Junior High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairfield Primary School (1 miles away)
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  • FairfieldFairfield Primary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    63 High St
    FairfieldME 04937
    (207)453-4220
    1 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 164 students                      
  • FairfieldLawrence High School
    9 School St
    FairfieldME 04937
    (207)453-4200
    1.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 701 students                      
  • FairfieldLawrence Junior High School
    7 School St
    FairfieldME 04937
    (207)453-4200
    1.3 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 367 students                      
  • WatervilleGeorge J Mitchell School
    58 Drummond Ave
    WatervilleME 04901
    (207)873-0695
    2.9 mi | Gr. PK-3 | 648 students                      
  • WatervilleWinslow Elementary School
    285 Benton Ave
    WatervilleME 04901
    (207)872-1967
    3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 515 students                      

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