Benton High School

  • Benton High School serves 839 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MO average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Benton High School operates within the St. Joseph School District.
  • St. Joseph School District's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 839 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 839 students
Benton High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Benton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Benton High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Benton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Benton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
Benton High School Asian Students (1997-2013)
Hispanic
6%
6%
Benton High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
8%
16%
Benton High School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
85%
73%
Benton High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Benton High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Benton High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Benton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.27 0.22
Benton High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
44%
Benton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
7%
Benton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • St. Joseph School District's student population of 10,670 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,442 is higher than the state average of $10,127. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,582 is higher than the state average of $9,807. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name St. Joseph School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
2
Number of Students Managed 10,670 576
St. Joseph School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 87%
St. Joseph School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $124 MM $6 MM
St. Joseph School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $138 MM $6 MM
St. Joseph School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,442 $10,127
St. Joseph School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,582 $9,807
St. Joseph School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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  • Saint JosephHyde Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 448 students
    0.2 miles
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    (816)671-4210
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  • Saint JosephHosea Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 455 students
    0.7 miles
    6401 Gordon St
    Saint JosephMO 64504
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    Grades: 7-8 | 356 students
    1.1 miles
    5802 S 22nd
    Saint JosephMO 64503
    (816)671-4380
    1.17-8356
  • Saint JosephLake Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 338 students
    1.7 miles
    1800 Alabama
    Saint JosephMO 64504
    (816)671-4240
    1.7PK-6338
  • Saint JosephHelen M Davis SchoolSpecial Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 50 students
    2.8 miles
    2900 Scott St
    Saint JosephMO 64507
    (816)387-2986
    2.8KG-1250

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