Benton High School

Benton High School serves 882 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Benton High School operates within the St. Joseph School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is equal to the MO state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 882 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 882 students
Benton High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Students by Grade Benton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Hispanic
5%
5%
Black
5%
18%
White
86%
73%
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.
0.26 0.21
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.
45%
39%
Benton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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.
9%
7%
Benton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,322 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name St. Joseph School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
2
Number of Students Managed 12,322 621
Graduation Rate 86% 86%
St. Joseph School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $114 MM $6 MM
St. Joseph School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $113 MM $6 MM
St. Joseph School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,710 $8,810
St. Joseph School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,649 $8,968
St. Joseph School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Helen M Davis School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Spring Garden Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hyde Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • St JosephHyde Elementary School
    509 Thompson
    St JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4210
    0.2 mi | 463 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • St JosephHosea Elementary School
    6401 Gordon St
    St JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4180
    0.7 mi | 505 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • St JosephSpring Garden Middle School
    5802 South 22nd
    St JosephMO 64503
    (816)671-4380
    1.1 mi | 421 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • St JosephLake Elementary School
    1800 Alabama
    St JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4240
    1.7 mi | 296 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • St JosephHall Elementary School
    2509 Duncan
    St JosephMO 64507
    (816)671-4160
    2.8 mi | 299 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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Did You Know?
St Joseph, MO 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 0.07, which is lower than the Missouri average of 0.22. The most diverse school in St Joseph is Edison Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Missouri or national school diversity statistics.