Benton Community Middle School

600 1st St
Van Horne, IA 52346
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Benton Community Middle School serves 223 students in grades 7-8.
Benton Community Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Benton Community Middle School's student population of 223 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

Benton Community Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Community Middle School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#610 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
96%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenton Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benton Community Middle School is Benton Community Senior High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Vinton-shellsburg Middle School (10.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Keystone Elementary School (5.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Van Horne Benton Community Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 9-12 | 456 students
    0.0 miles
    600 1st St
    Van Horne, IA 52346
    (319) 228-8701
    0 9-12 456
  • Keystone Keystone Elementary School Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-3 | 176 students
    5.4 miles
    280 4th St
    Keystone, IA 52249
    (319) 442-3221
    5.4 PK-3 176
  • Vinton Vinton-shellsburg High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 448 students
    10.6 miles
    210 W. 21st St.
    Vinton, IA 52349
    (319) 436-4728
    10.6 9-12 448
  • Vinton Vinton-shellsburg Middle School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 358 students
    10.9 miles
    212 W. 15th St.
    Vinton, IA 52349
    (319) 436-4728
    10.9 6-8 358
  • Norway Norway Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 4-6 | 327 students
    11.1 miles
    100 School Drive
    Norway, IA 52318
    (319) 227-7142
    11.1 4-6 327

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