Benton Middle School

Public 5-7

 204 N Cox St
       Benton, AR  72015


(501) 776-5740

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District: Benton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
44th of 319 Arkansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,432 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  1,305

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.7%
African American:
9.2%
Hispanic:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Arkansas State Board of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Benton Middle School ranks better than 86.2% of middle schools in Arkansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.34. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.7%), African American (9.2%), Hispanic (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benton Middle School is 17.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benton Middle School is $6,432.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Benton Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benton Middle School 44th of 319 Arkansas public middle schools. (See Benton Middle School in the ranking list.)

Benton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Benton School District 34th of 249 Arkansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benton Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 69.15 57th 208 72.6%
2006 78.78 22nd 206 89.3%
2007 74.06 42nd 225 81.3%
2008 74.84 44th 223 80.3%
2009 80.98 23rd 240 90.4%
2010 83.47 15th 254 94.1%
2011 81.86 21st 264 92.0%
2012 85.26 8th 265 97.0%
2013 86.08 10th 278 96.4%
2014 81.08 25th 280 91.1%
2015 91.47 9th 275 96.7%
2016 76.86 41st 312 86.9%
2017 76.07 45th 315 85.7%
2018 79.54 45th 318 85.8%
2019 80.34 44th 319 86.2%

Data source: test scores: Arkansas Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Open Quote former student. got bullied super hard here and the teachers didn’t seem to know what to do nor care. vice principal tried to force me out of the closet to my parents. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benton Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 582 30 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 616
1989 550 31 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 583
1990 562 28 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 594
1991 616 36 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1992 635 43 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1993 682 39 2 4 7 n/a n/a 0 734
1994 688 48 2 4 5 n/a n/a 0 747
1995 680 36 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1996 680 36 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1997 670 42 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 722
1998 656 37 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 705
1999 637 33 7 10 2 n/a n/a 0 689
2000 589 35 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2001 600 42 5 9 1 n/a n/a 0 657
2002 668 25 3 18 4 n/a n/a 0 718
2003 668 25 3 18 4 n/a n/a 0 718
2004 682 40 3 23 4 n/a n/a 0 752
2005 636 49 3 19 2 n/a n/a 0 709
2006 612 35 6 20 4 n/a n/a 0 677
2007 639 45 3 26 3 n/a n/a 0 716
2008 625 49 1 28 3 n/a n/a 0 706
2009 626 54 3 35 3 n/a n/a 0 721
2010 642 66 4 40 3 0 1 0 756
2011 640 52 3 51 1 1 9 0 757
2012 620 53 5 45 0 2 18 0 743
2013 645 62 7 42 1 1 18 0 776
2014 652 56 4 45 1 0 20 0 778
2015 626 55 5 49 3 0 19 0 757
2016 625 65 7 60 3 0 29 0 789
2017 638 76 8 71 1 1 22 0 817
2018 1018 115 15 107 7 1 33 0 1296
2019 1001 120 17 119 6 1 41 0 1305

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Benton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 33.0 18.6 n/a
1989 583 34.0 17.1 n/a
1990 594 34.0 17.4 15.8
1991 656 33.9 19.3 17.8
1992 685 35.6 19.2 21.2
1993 734 37.7 19.5 18
1994 747 37.5 19.9 14.9
1995 725 36.1 20.1 12.8
1996 725 36.1 20.1 12.8
1997 722 37.2 19.4 14.8
1998 705 37.2 19.0 14.6
1999 689 25.6 26.9 20.9
2000 642 51.0 12.6 24.5
2001 657 45.0 14.6 23.7
2002 718 35.0 20.5 27.7
2003 718 35.0 20.5 27.7
2004 752 41.0 18.3 28.5
2005 709 40.0 17.7 32
2006 677 41.0 16.5 34.3
2007 716 48.0 14.9 34.6
2008 706 49.0 14.4 38
2009 721 48.0 15.0 37.7
2010 756 47.7 15.1 36.5
2011 757 44.3 17.0 39.8
2012 743 43.5 17.0 38.5
2013 776 44.5 17.4 37.9
2014 778 43.8 17.7 35.5
2015 757 45.0 16.8 38.4
2016 789 45.0 17.5 44.4
2017 817 45.1 18.1 23.3
2018 1296 70.5 18.3 24.1
2019 1305 72.7 17.9 41.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Benton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 616 33.0 18.6 n/a
1989 583 34.0 17.1 n/a
1990 594 34.0 17.4 15.8
1991 656 33.9 19.3 17.8
1992 685 35.6 19.2 21.2
1993 734 37.7 19.5 18
1994 747 37.5 19.9 14.9
1995 725 36.1 20.1 12.8
1996 725 36.1 20.1 12.8
1997 722 37.2 19.4 14.8
1998 705 37.2 19.0 14.6
1999 689 25.6 26.9 20.9
2000 642 51.0 12.6 24.5
2001 657 45.0 14.6 23.7
2002 718 35.0 20.5 27.7
2003 718 35.0 20.5 27.7
2004 752 41.0 18.3 28.5
2005 709 40.0 17.7 32
2006 677 41.0 16.5 34.3
2007 716 48.0 14.9 34.6
2008 706 49.0 14.4 38
2009 721 48.0 15.0 37.7
2010 756 47.7 15.1 36.5
2011 757 44.3 17.0 39.8
2012 743 43.5 17.0 38.5
2013 776 44.5 17.4 37.9
2014 778 43.8 17.7 35.5
2015 757 45.0 16.8 38.4
2016 789 45.0 17.5 44.4
2017 817 45.1 18.1 23.3
2018 1296 70.5 18.3 24.1
2019 1305 72.7 17.9 41.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Benton Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $720 (11.2%) $5,712 (88.8%) $6,432

Data source: Arkansas Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arkansas State Board of Education.

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