208 W 11th St
Benton, KY 42025
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Benton Elementary School serves 540 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Benton Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Benton Elementary School's student population of 540 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
540 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Benton Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#452 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
11%
White
91%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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

45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% KY state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 56% KY state average).

How many students attend Benton Elementary School?

540 students attend Benton Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

91% of Benton Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Benton Elementary School?

Benton Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Benton Elementary School offer ?

Benton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Benton Elementary School part of?

Benton Elementary School is part of Marshall County School District.

School Reviews

5   4/26/2014
Awesome school teachers are nice
- Posted by Student/Alumni - riddl

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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