Bennington Elementary School

  • Bennington Elementary School serves 353 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Vermont state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Vermont state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bennington Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Vermont for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Vermont state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Vermont state average of 10%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bennington Elementary School's student population of 353 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bennington Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 290 schools in Vermont (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bennington Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#286 out of 290 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
96%
90%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBennington Incorporated School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VT Dept. of Education

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