Benton Community School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,553 students in Benton Community School District. Benton Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
The top ranked public schools in Benton Community School District are Benton Community Senior High School, Keystone Elementary School and Norway Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Benton Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 83% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 74% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameBenton Community School District
School District Websitehttp://www.benton.k12.ia.us
School District Phone Number(319) 228-8701
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
# of Schools5 Schools1,330 Schools
# of Students1,553 Students502,459 Students
# of Teachers100 Teachers34,396 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1

District Comparison

Benton Community School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 332 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#98 out of 333 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benton Community   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
76%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benton Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
74%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benton Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benton Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.090.41
# of American Indian Students4 Students1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students4 Students12,683 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# of Hispanic Students23 Students54,404 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
11%
# of Black Students18 Students30,879 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# of White Students1,484 Students381,240 Students
% White Students
96%
76%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a1,350 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students20 Students20,029 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:12722,072
# of Students in Kindergarten:12538,247
# of Students in 1st Grade:9434,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:9536,010
# of Students in 3rd Grade:10636,631
# of Students in 4th Grade:10437,922
# of Students in 5th Grade:10537,957
# of Students in 6th Grade:11837,546
# of Students in 7th Grade:10437,038
# of Students in 8th Grade:11936,371
# of Students in 9th Grade:12237,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:10137,027
# of Students in 11th Grade:11336,147
# of Students in 12th Grade:12036,946
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $12,968 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,090. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,507 is less than the state median of $13,630. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IA)
Total Revenue$20 MM$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benton Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$18 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Benton Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,968$14,090
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benton Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,507$13,630
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benton Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Benton Community School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Benton Community Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    600 1st St
    Van Horne, IA 52346
    (319) 228-8701

    Grades: 9-12 | 456 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Keystone Elementary School Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    280 4th St
    Keystone, IA 52249
    (319) 442-3221

    Grades: PK-3 | 176 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Norway Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    100 School Drive
    Norway, IA 52318
    (319) 227-7142

    Grades: 4-6 | 327 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Benton Community Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    600 1st St
    Van Horne, IA 52346
    (319) 228-8701

    Grades: 7-8 | 223 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Atkins Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    217 4th Ave
    Atkins, IA 52206
    (319) 446-7525

    Grades: PK-3 | 371 students
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