Benton Elementary School

  • Benton Elementary School serves 612 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Benton Elementary School's student population of 612 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 36% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students612 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benton Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#245 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Benton Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
17%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
76%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.390.61
This chart display the diversity score of Benton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBossier Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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I am very happy with this school, I have two students attending Benton Elementary and they both adore thier teachers! The school is a very good school and has many wonderful teachers! Benton Elementary is a very clean school and cares about thier students and many of the parents are really involed in the classrooms. The extracurricular activities are great and the students really enjoy them. Not only do they have great teachers , but all of the faculty is really nice. I would definately reccomend this school!!!!!
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