James M. Bennett High School

300 E College Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
James M. Bennett High School serves 1,542 students in grades 9-12.
James M. Bennett High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

James M. Bennett High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

James M. Bennett High School's student population of 1,542 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

James M. Bennett High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James M. Bennett High School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#332 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
87%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
40%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
17%
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Black
34%
34%
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White
44%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.680.72
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Graduation Rate
86%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWicomico County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James M. Bennett High School is Parkside High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Bennett Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fruitland Bennett Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,049 student
    0.1 miles
    532 S. Division Street
    Fruitland, MD 21826
    (410) 677-5140
    0.1 6-8 1,049
  • Salisbury Prince Street School Math: 30% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 786 students
    0.7 miles
    400 Prince Street
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5813
    0.7 PK-5 786
  • Salisbury Parkside High School Math: 81% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,191 student
    0.9 miles
    1015 Beaglin Park Dr
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5143
    0.9 9-12 1,191
  • Salisbury Pinehurst Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 564 students
    1.1 miles
    520 S Pinehurst Ave
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 677-5810
    1.1 PK-5 564
  • Salisbury Wicomico Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 729 students
    1.2 miles
    635 E Main St
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5145
    1.2 6-8 729

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