South Marshall Elementary School

155 Sid Darnell Road
Benton, KY 42025
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
South Marshall Elementary School serves 318 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Marshall Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

School Overview

South Marshall Elementary School's student population of 318 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

South Marshall Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Marshall Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#824 out of 1230 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
93%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Marshall Elementary School's ranking?
South Marshall Elementary School is ranked #824 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
How many students attend South Marshall Elementary School?
318 students attend South Marshall Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of South Marshall Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Marshall Elementary School?
South Marshall Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does South Marshall Elementary School offer ?
South Marshall Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Marshall Elementary School part of?
South Marshall Elementary School is part of Marshall County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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