Benton Elementary School

  • Benton Elementary School serves 358 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

Top Placements

Benton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • Benton Elementary School's student population of 358 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,268 schools in Kansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#799 out of 1,268 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
14%
7%
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White
61%
65%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.580.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWichita School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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