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%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public high schools serving 2,182 students in Benton School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public high schools in Arkansas.
Public High Schools in Benton School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Arkansas public high school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Public High School in Benton School District have a Graduation Rate of 95%, which is more than the Arkansas average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Benton High School, with 95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Arkansas or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public high school average of 39% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
7 Schools
373 Schools
# Students
5,723 Students
177,655 Students
# Teachers
365 Teachers
17,991 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.
43%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Benton   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science 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
0.58
# American Indian Students
15 Students
1,056 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
48 Students
2,896 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
564 Students
24,541 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
14%
# Black Students
541 Students
33,445 Students
% Black Students
9%
19%
# White Students
4,284 Students
108,309 Students
% White Students
75%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
1,645 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
5,763 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
82
57
# Students in K Grade:
435
418
# Students in 1st Grade:
373
461
# Students in 2nd Grade:
428
433
# Students in 3rd Grade:
465
512
# Students in 4th Grade:
399
777
# Students in 5th Grade:
435
854
# Students in 6th Grade:
470
1,414
# Students in 7th Grade:
454
10,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
430
16,719
# Students in 9th Grade:
508
40,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
415
36,411
# Students in 11th Grade:
429
35,190
# Students in 12th Grade:
400
33,165
# Ungraded Students:
-
127

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
$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
$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
$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
$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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benton Junior High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
411 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-7698
Grades: 8-9
| 938 students
Rank: #22.
Benton High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
211 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-3288
Grades: 10-12
| 1,244 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%)
  • : 43% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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