Benton Middle School

  • Benton Middle School serves 817 students in grades 6-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benton Middle School's student population of 817 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-7
Total Students817 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benton Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benton Middle School is 0.36, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#70 out of 999 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
9%
13%
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Black
10%
21%
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White
79%
60%
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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 Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score0.360.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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