Benton Community Middle School

  • Benton Community Middle School serves 223 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benton Community Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24%.

School Overview

  • Benton Community Middle School's student population of 223 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#479 out of 1239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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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
2%
6%
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White
96%
76%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benton Community Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.080.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benton Community Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

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