Benton Elementary School

208 W 11th St
Benton, KY 42025
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Benton Elementary School serves 500 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 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Benton Elementary School's student population of 500 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
500 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 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#483 out of 1230 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
White
90%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benton Elementary School's ranking?
Benton Elementary School is ranked #483 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What schools are Benton Elementary School often compared to?
Benton Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Central Elementary School, Sharpe Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend Benton Elementary School?
500 students attend Benton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Benton Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benton Elementary School?
Benton Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to 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 (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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