204 N Cox St
Benton, AR 72015
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Benton Middle School serves 1,305 students in grades 5-7.
Benton Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-7
  • Enrollment: 1,305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Benton Middle School's student population of 1,305 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 68% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-7
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
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School Rankings

Benton Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 998 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benton Middle 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
#214 out of 998 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
14%
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Black
9%
20%
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White
76%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
3%
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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
30%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 Middle School's ranking?

Benton Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

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

66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% AR state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% AR state average).

How many students attend Benton Middle School?

1,305 students attend Benton Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

76% of Benton Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Benton Middle School?

Benton Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Benton Middle School offer ?

Benton Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-7 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-7
  • Enrollment: 1,305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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