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 middle schools serving 2,297 students in Benton School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in Arkansas.
Public Middle Schools in Benton School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Arkansas public middle school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Arkansas public middle school average of 38% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (AR)
# Schools
7 Schools
346 Schools
# Students
5,723 Students
147,578 Students
# Teachers
365 Teachers
13,280 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
0.57
# American Indian Students
15 Students
848 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
48 Students
2,248 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
564 Students
20,296 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
14%
# Black Students
541 Students
26,399 Students
% Black Students
9%
18%
# White Students
4,284 Students
91,368 Students
% White Students
75%
62%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
1,469 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
4,950 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
82
57
# Students in K Grade:
435
649
# Students in 1st Grade:
373
718
# Students in 2nd Grade:
428
685
# Students in 3rd Grade:
465
763
# Students in 4th Grade:
399
1,177
# Students in 5th Grade:
435
5,462
# Students in 6th Grade:
470
21,454
# Students in 7th Grade:
454
38,047
# Students in 8th Grade:
430
38,816
# Students in 9th Grade:
508
17,250
# Students in 10th Grade:
415
7,852
# Students in 11th Grade:
429
7,595
# Students in 12th Grade:
400
7,003
# Ungraded Students:
-
50

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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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

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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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