400 Park St
Benton, PA 17814
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Benton Area High School serves 191 students in grades 9-12.
Benton Area High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benton Area High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Benton Area High School's student population of 191 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
191 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Benton Area High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Area High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#175 out of 2797 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
45%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
13%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
97%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education
Profile last updated: 02/24/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benton Area High School's ranking?

Benton Area High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

80-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% PA state average), while 80-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% PA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Benton Area High School?

The graduation rate of Benton Area High School is 90%, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

How many students attend Benton Area High School?

191 students attend Benton Area High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

97% of Benton Area High School students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Benton Area High School?

Benton Area High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.

What grades does Benton Area High School offer ?

Benton Area High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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