411 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Benton Junior High School serves 887 students in grades 8-9.
Benton Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 8-9
  • Enrollment: 887 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benton Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Benton Junior High School's student population of 887 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
887 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Benton Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Junior High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#144 out of 993 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
14%
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Black
7%
20%
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White
76%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benton Junior High School's ranking?

Benton Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).

How many students attend Benton Junior High School?

887 students attend Benton Junior High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

76% of Benton Junior High School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Benton Junior High School?

Benton Junior High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Benton Junior High School offer ?

Benton Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 8-9 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Benton Junior High School part of?

Benton Junior High School is part of Benton School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 8-9
  • Enrollment: 887 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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