Benton Elementary School

Tel: (207)453-4240
  • Benton Elementary School serves 614 students in grades 1-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the ME average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 9%.
  • Benton Elementary School operates within the Rsu 49/msad 49 School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 614 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-6
Total Students 614 students
Benton Elementary School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Benton Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Benton Elementary School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by Grade Benton Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.11. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ME) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Benton Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Benton Elementary School Asian Students (2001-2007)
Hispanic
2%
2%
Benton Elementary School Black Students (2010-2015)
Black
1%
3%
Benton Elementary School Black Students (1994-2015)
White
97%
91%
Benton Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Benton Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Benton Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown ME All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.06 0.11
Benton Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
59%
40%
Benton Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Benton Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Rsu 49/msad 49 School District's student population of 2,172 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,774 in this district is less than the state average of $16,180. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,560 is less than the state average of $15,703. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Rsu 49/msad 49 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
1
Number of Students Managed 2,172 316
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $5 MM
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $30 MM $5 MM
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,774 $16,180
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,560 $15,703
Rsu 49/msad 49 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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