Benton Junior High School

Tel: (501)778-7698
  • Benton Junior High School serves 817 students in grades 8-9.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AR average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Benton Junior High School operates within the Benton School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 817 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-9
Total Students 817 students
Benton Junior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Benton Junior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Benton Junior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Benton Junior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Benton Junior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Benton Junior High School American Indian Students (2003-2010)
Asian
n/a
2%
Benton Junior High School Asian Students (1998-2014)
Hispanic
7%
12%
Benton Junior High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
8%
21%
Benton Junior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
83%
61%
Benton Junior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Benton Junior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Benton Junior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Benton Junior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AR 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.
0.30 0.32
Benton Junior 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.
31%
53%
Benton Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2015)
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.
6%
9%
Benton Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Benton School District's student population of 5,095 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,292 in this district is less than the state average of $10,835. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,145 is less than the state average of $10,302. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Benton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 5,095 913
Benton School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $47 MM $10 MM
Benton School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $46 MM $9 MM
Benton School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,292 $10,835
Benton School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,145 $10,302
Benton School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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    1.1 miles
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