Louise A. Benton Middle School

  • Louise A. Benton Middle School serves 1,383 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Louise A. Benton Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Louise A. Benton Middle School's student population of 1,383 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,383 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Louise A. Benton Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Louise A. Benton Middle School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#827 out of 1801 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
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Black
14%
23%
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White
57%
50%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Louise A. Benton Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louise A. Benton Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William Co PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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