Benton School District

500 River St
Benton, AR 72015
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

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%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public elementary schools serving 3,541 students in Benton School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public elementary schools in Arkansas.
Public Elementary Schools in Benton School District have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the Arkansas public elementary school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Arkansas public elementary school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
7 Schools
698 Schools
# Students
5,723 Students
308,301 Students
# Teachers
365 Teachers
20,933 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Benton School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 259 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (AR)
#41 out of 259 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benton   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
54%
38%
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 2021-22 school year data.
44%
40%
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 2021-22 school year data.
93%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benton   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.42
0.60
# American Indian Students
15 Students
1,774 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
48 Students
5,420 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
564 Students
43,362 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
14%
# Black Students
541 Students
60,177 Students
% Black Students
9%
19%
# White Students
4,284 Students
181,620 Students
% White Students
75%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
3,237 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
12,711 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
82
13,203
# Students in K Grade:
435
35,270
# Students in 1st Grade:
373
35,482
# Students in 2nd Grade:
428
35,402
# Students in 3rd Grade:
465
35,604
# Students in 4th Grade:
399
35,717
# Students in 5th Grade:
435
35,752
# Students in 6th Grade:
470
36,543
# Students in 7th Grade:
454
21,946
# Students in 8th Grade:
430
16,334
# Students in 9th Grade:
508
2,005
# Students in 10th Grade:
415
1,701
# Students in 11th Grade:
429
1,816
# Students in 12th Grade:
400
1,468
# Ungraded Students:
-
58

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,906 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,010. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,887 is less than the state median of $12,922. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AR)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$62 MM
$6,371 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$62 MM
$6,327 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$10,906
$13,010
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benton   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$10,887
$12,922
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benton   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Benton School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Perrin Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1201 Smithers Dr
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-7411
Grades: K-4
| 588 students
Rank: #22.
Benton Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
204 N Cox St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 776-5740
Grades: 5-7
| 1,359 students
Rank: #33.
Caldwell Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1800 W Sevier St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-4444
Grades: K-4
| 560 students
Rank: #44.
Ringgold Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
536 River St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3500
Grades: PK-4
| 529 students
Rank: #55.
Angie Grant Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1124 Hoover St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3300
Grades: K-4
| 505 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,723 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 93% (Top 20% in AR)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 54% (Top 10%)
  • : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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