Benton School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 5,378 students in Benton School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas.
Public Schools in Benton School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Arkansas public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Benton School District are Perrin Elementary School, Caldwell Elementary School and Benton Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Benton School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arkansas.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Arkansas public school average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Benton School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Benton School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,084 Schools
# Students
5,378 Students
494,601 Students
# Teachers
318 Teachers
35,691 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Benton School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 256 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AR)
Overall District Rank
#33 out of 260 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benton   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benton   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benton   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benton   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.37
0.58
# American Indian Students
18 Students
3,128 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
53 Students
8,059 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
420 Students
64,752 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
13%
# Black Students
513 Students
101,003 Students
% Black Students
10%
20%
# White Students
4,231 Students
300,864 Students
% White Students
79%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
4,013 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
136 Students
12,770 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
92
16,843
# Students in K Grade:
402
36,885
# Students in 1st Grade:
402
36,736
# Students in 2nd Grade:
403
36,547
# Students in 3rd Grade:
404
37,423
# Students in 4th Grade:
403
38,739
# Students in 5th Grade:
492
38,799
# Students in 6th Grade:
375
36,316
# Students in 7th Grade:
429
36,351
# Students in 8th Grade:
436
36,534
# Students in 9th Grade:
391
37,659
# Students in 10th Grade:
377
37,160
# Students in 11th Grade:
407
35,335
# Students in 12th Grade:
364
32,988
# Ungraded Students:
1
286

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,904 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,290. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,353 is less than the state median of $11,153. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue
$53 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benton   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$50 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Benton   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,904
$11,290
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benton   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,353
$11,153
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benton   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Benton School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Perrin Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1201 Smithers Dr
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-7411
Grades: K-4
| 594 students
Rank: #22.
Caldwell Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1800 W Sevier St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-4444
Grades: K-4
| 507 students
Rank: #33.
Benton Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
204 N Cox St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 776-5740
Grades: 5-7
| 1,296 students
Rank: #44.
Benton Junior High School
Math: 57% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
411 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-7698
Grades: 8-9
| 827 students
Rank: #55.
Ringgold Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
536 River St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3500
Grades: PK-4
| 545 students
Rank: #66.
Benton High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
211 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3288
Grades: 10-12
| 1,149 students
Rank: #77.
Angie Grant Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1124 Hoover St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3300
Grades: K-4
| 460 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,378 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 1% in AR)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.37

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