Benton Junior High School

411 Border St

Benton, AR 72015-6000

Tel: (501)778-7698
Grades: 8-9

752 students

Benton Junior High School serves 752 students in grades 8-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the AR average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Benton Junior High School operates within the Benton School District.

Overview

The student population of 752 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-9
Total Students 752 students
Benton Junior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Benton Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Benton Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is equal to the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Benton Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Benton Junior High School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
6%
10%
Benton Junior High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
8%
22%
Benton Junior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
83%
64%
Benton Junior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Benton Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Benton Junior 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.
0.30 0.30
Benton Junior High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
27%
52%
Benton Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
7%
9%
Benton Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,712 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Benton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,712 938
Benton   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $38 MM $9 MM
Benton   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $43 MM $10 MM
Benton   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,245 $9,870
Benton   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,287 $10,243
Benton   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Benton High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Benton Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Angie Grant Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Benton Angie Grant Elementary School
    1124 Hoover St
    Benton , AR 72015
    (501)778-3300
    0.1  mi  |  570  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Benton Benton High School
    211 Border St
    Benton , AR 72015
    (501)778-3288
    0.3  mi  |  992  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Benton Benton Middle School
    204 North Cox St
    Benton , AR 72015
    (501)776-5740
    0.5  mi  |  743  students  |  Gr.  6-7
  • Benton Ringgold Elementary School
    536 River St
    Benton , AR 72015
    (501)778-3500
    1  mi  |  556  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Benton Perrin Elementary School
    1201 Smithers Dr
    Benton , AR 72015
    (501)778-7411
    1.1  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Benton, AR 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 0.21, which is lower than the Arkansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Benton is Edna Beaman Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arkansas or national school diversity statistics.