Benton Elementary School

1120 Carl Sweeney Pkwy
Neosho, MO 64850
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Benton Elementary School serves 476 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Benton Elementary School's student population of 476 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students476 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Benton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1843 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
25%
7%
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Black
n/a
16%
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White
60%
71%
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Hawaiian
6%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.580.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNeosho School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Benton Elementary School is Neosho Center For Interventn/supp (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Central Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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