Benton Junior High School

  • Benton Junior High School serves 827 students in grades 8-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Benton Junior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 39% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Benton Junior High School's student population of 827 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-9
Total Students827 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton Junior High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Benton Junior High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank#213 out of 1008 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
13%
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Black
11%
20%
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White
76%
61%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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