Bennett School

  • Bennett School serves 221 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bennett School's student population of 221 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students221 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bennett School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bennett School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#829 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
2%
26%
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White
90%
49%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bennett School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.190.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bennett Highfalls Elementary School
    Grades: K-8 | 263 students
    5.3 miles
    1220 Nc Hwy 22
    Bennett, NC 27208
    (910)464-3600
    5.3 K-8 263
  • Ramseur Coleridge Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 337 students
    7.0 miles
    4528 Nc Hwy 22 South
    Ramseur, NC 27316
    (336)879-3348
    7.0 K-5 337
  • Bear Creek Bonlee School
    Grades: K-8 | 322 students
    9.0 miles
    153 Bonlee School Road
    Bear Creek, NC 27207
    (919)837-5316
    9.0 K-8 322
  • Robbins Elise Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 207 students
    9.1 miles
    180 W Elm St
    Robbins, NC 27325
    (910)948-2421
    9.1 6-8 207
  • Robbins North Moore High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 578 students
    9.5 miles
    1504 North Moore Rd
    Robbins, NC 27325
    (910)464-3105
    9.5 9-12 578

School Reviews

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Bennett is a small enough school that the teachers know the students and can reach out to them better than in a larger setting. The parents, grandparents and the staff cares about the students and the education they are receiving, they also support their students. It is very important that the parents take an interest in a child's education and make sure they are succeeding.
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