Benton Elementary School serves 517 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Benton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: Kindergarten-4
- Enrollment: 517 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 45%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Benton Elementary School's student population of 517 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Benton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1277 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Benton Elementary School's ranking?
Benton Elementary School is ranked #1277 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Benton Elementary School?
517 students attend Benton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Benton Elementary School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Hawaiian, 7% 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 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Benton Elementary School offer ?
Benton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4
What school district is Benton Elementary School part of?
Benton Elementary School is part of Neosho School District.
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