Benton County School District

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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 5 public schools managed by Benton County School District serving 1,196 students in Ashland, Mississippi.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Benton County School District (2018-19)

Overview

School District NameBenton County School District
# of Schools5
# of Students1,196
# of Teachers86
Student : Teacher Ratio15
# of Male Students601
% Male Students
50%
# of Female Students595
% Female Students
50%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.55
# of American Indian Students2
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Studentsn/a
% Asian Students
n/a
# of Hispanic Students32
% Hispanic Students
3%
# of Black Students589
% Black Students
49%
# of White Students543
% White Students
45%
# of Hawaiian Students1
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students29
% of Two or more races Students
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: -
# of Students in Kindergarten:88
# of Students in 1st Grade:107
# of Students in 2nd Grade:100
# of Students in 3rd Grade:85
# of Students in 4th Grade:78
# of Students in 5th Grade:78
# of Students in 6th Grade:74
# of Students in 7th Grade:88
# of Students in 8th Grade:91
# of Students in 9th Grade:89
# of Students in 10th Grade:105
# of Students in 11th Grade:104
# of Students in 12th Grade:82
# of Ungraded Students:27

District Comparison

  • Benton County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has increased from 65-69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
31%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benton County School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benton County School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate85-89%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benton County School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $8,894 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,065. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $8,547 is less than the state average of $10,094. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MS)
Total Revenue$11 MM$20 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benton County School District and average revenue for each school distric in MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Spending$11 MM$20 MM
This chart display total spending of Benton County School District and average spending for each school distric in MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Revenue / Student$8,894$10,065
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benton County School District and average revenue per public school student in MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Spending / Student$8,547$10,094
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benton County School District and average spending per public school student in MS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Benton County School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.55, which is higher than the Mississippi average of 0.31. The most diverse school in the district is Ashland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.