Benton Grade School 5-8

  • Benton Grade School 5-8 serves 505 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benton Grade School 5-8 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Benton Grade School 5-8's student population of 505 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students505 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton Grade School 5-8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benton Grade School 5-8 is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2512 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
94%
48%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benton Grade School 5-8. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.120.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benton Grade School 5-8 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenton CCSD 47 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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