Benny C. Bills Elementary School

  • Benny C. Bills Elementary School serves 779 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Benny C. Bills Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Tennessee state level of 16:1.

Top Placements

Benny C. Bills Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • Benny C. Bills Elementary School's student population of 779 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students779 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benny C. Bills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benny C. Bills Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank#959 out of 1684 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
13%
10%
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Black
25%
22%
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White
58%
63%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.590.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSumner County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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