155 Sid Darnell Road
Benton, KY 42025
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South Marshall Elementary School serves 324 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black).

School Overview

South Marshall Elementary School's student population of 324 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
324 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

South Marshall Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Marshall Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#926 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
7%
Black
n/a
10%
White
97%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Marshall Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 324 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.06 (Btm 50%)

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