Benton High School

  • Benton High School serves 1,128 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benton High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Benton High School's student population of 1,128 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,128 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 999 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benton High School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank
24%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
8%
12%
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Black
10%
21%
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White
80%
61%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.350.32
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenton School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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