Benton Community Middle School

Public 7-8

 600 1st St
       Van Horne, IA  52346-0070


(319) 228-8701

District: Benton Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
176th of 324 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,661 Help

Students who attend Benton Community Middle School usually attend:

High:    Benton Community Senior High School

Feeder schools for Benton Community Middle School:

Elementary:    Atkins Elementary School
    Keystone Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  214

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.5%
Hispanic:
3.3%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 17, 2021.


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Compare Details Benton Community Middle School ranks worse than 54.3% of middle schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.5%), Hispanic (3.3%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benton Community Middle School is 14.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benton Community Middle School is $9,661.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Benton Community Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benton Community Middle School 176th of 324 Iowa public middle schools. (See Benton Community Middle School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Benton Community Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 61.43 128th 349 63.3%
2013 61.58 131st 350 62.6%
2014 67.03 103rd 337 69.4%
2015 66.27 111th 349 68.2%
2016 63.19 121st 343 64.7%
2017 62.97 119th 327 63.6%
2018 55.76 151st 318 52.5%
2019 54.01 167th 342 51.2%
2021 51.56 176th 324 45.7%

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

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Enrollment information for Benton Community Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 249 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 250
1989 275 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 277
1990 271 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1991 258 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1992 273 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1993 283 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1994 290 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1995 221 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 224
1996 221 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 224
1997 233 1 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 238
1998 258 3 1 0 3 n/a n/a 0 265
1999 277 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 280
2000 243 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 245
2001 243 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2002 274 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2003 274 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2004 244 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2005 237 2 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 240
2006 248 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 250
2007 259 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 263
2008 248 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 252
2009 235 2 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 240
2010 211 3 1 3 3 0 4 0 225
2011 198 5 2 0 1 0 2 0 208
2012 202 4 1 1 1 0 3 0 212
2013 209 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 216
2014 214 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 223
2015 199 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 207
2016 209 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 215
2017 233 2 2 5 0 0 1 0 243
2018 213 3 1 4 0 0 2 0 223
2019 211 5 0 4 0 0 2 0 222
2020 216 6 1 6 2 0 3 0 234
2021 200 0 1 7 1 0 5 0 214

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 Community Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 250 17.0 14.7 n/a
1989 277 1.7 162.9 19.1
1990 272 15.2 17.8 0
1991 260 15.8 16.4 6.2
1992 273 18.0 15.1 6.6
1993 284 17.5 16.2 7.7
1994 292 16.0 18.3 7.5
1995 224 14.2 15.8 8.5
1996 224 14.2 15.8 8.5
1997 238 12.4 19.2 7.6
1998 265 14.7 18.0 6.8
1999 280 17.0 16.5 12.1
2000 245 13.0 18.8 12.7
2001 243 15.9 15.3 10.3
2002 275 16.1 17.1 13.1
2003 275 16.1 17.1 13.1
2004 244 23.2 10.5 15.2
2005 240 16.9 14.2 17.1
2006 250 16.9 14.8 16
2007 263 16.9 15.6 21.3
2008 252 16.9 14.9 21.8
2009 240 16.7 14.4 20.4
2010 225 15.7 14.3 21.3
2011 208 13.0 16.0 21.6
2012 212 13.8 15.3 24.1
2013 216 14.3 15.0 22.7
2014 223 13.8 16.1 28.3
2015 207 13.0 15.9 28
2016 215 14.0 15.3 20
2017 243 15.3 15.8 22.6
2018 223 12.8 17.4 24.2
2019 222 11.7 18.8 26.1
2020 234 12.2 19.1 30.3
2021 214 15.1 14.1 31.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Benton Community Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 250 17.0 14.7 n/a
1989 277 1.7 162.9 19.1
1990 272 15.2 17.8 0
1991 260 15.8 16.4 6.2
1992 273 18.0 15.1 6.6
1993 284 17.5 16.2 7.7
1994 292 16.0 18.3 7.5
1995 224 14.2 15.8 8.5
1996 224 14.2 15.8 8.5
1997 238 12.4 19.2 7.6
1998 265 14.7 18.0 6.8
1999 280 17.0 16.5 12.1
2000 245 13.0 18.8 12.7
2001 243 15.9 15.3 10.3
2002 275 16.1 17.1 13.1
2003 275 16.1 17.1 13.1
2004 244 23.2 10.5 15.2
2005 240 16.9 14.2 17.1
2006 250 16.9 14.8 16
2007 263 16.9 15.6 21.3
2008 252 16.9 14.9 21.8
2009 240 16.7 14.4 20.4
2010 225 15.7 14.3 21.3
2011 208 13.0 16.0 21.6
2012 212 13.8 15.3 24.1
2013 216 14.3 15.0 22.7
2014 223 13.8 16.1 28.3
2015 207 13.0 15.9 28
2016 215 14.0 15.3 20
2017 243 15.3 15.8 22.6
2018 223 12.8 17.4 24.2
2019 222 11.7 18.8 26.1
2020 234 12.2 19.1 30.3
2021 214 15.1 14.1 31.8

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 Community Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $223 (2.3%) $9,438 (97.7%) $9,661

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Benton Community Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 167th of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 176th of 324 Middle schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Benton Community Middle School)65.569
 3.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Benton Community School District)65.569
 3.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.963.1
 6.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Benton Community Middle School)68.157
 11.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Benton Community School District)68.157
 11.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)70.163.1
 7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Benton Community Middle School)75.782.6
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Benton Community School District)75.782.6
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.573.6
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Benton Community Middle School)78.463.9
 14.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Benton Community School District)78.463.9
 14.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.868.1
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students222214
 3.6%
African American50
 100%
American Indian01
Asian01
Hispanic47
 75%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races25
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.1%31.8%
 5.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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