Benton Heights Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1200 Concord Ave
       Monroe, NC  28110-2980


(704) 296-3100

District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1077th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,222 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  470

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.1%
African American:
20.9%
White:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.4% Help


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Compare Details Benton Heights Elementary ranks worse than 71.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 27th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.1%), African American (20.9%), White (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benton Heights Elementary is 10.7, which is the lowest among 30 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benton Heights Elementary is $16,222, which is the highest among 30 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benton Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Benton Heights Elementary 1077th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Benton Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 49th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benton Heights Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.02 477th 1276 62.6%
2007 54.59 658th 1293 49.1%
2008 34.31 944th 1324 28.7%
2009 18.80 1181st 1354 12.8%
2010 37.84 963rd 1363 29.3%
2011 33.39 1019th 1381 26.2%
2012 34.13 1029th 1388 25.9%
2013 15.54 1250th 1403 10.9%
2014 14.58 1241st 1390 10.7%
2015 16.21 1265th 1440 12.2%
2016 12.98 1298th 1425 8.9%
2017 19.96 1217th 1429 14.8%
2018 16.16 1260th 1434 12.1%
2019 34.86 1022nd 1473 30.6%
2021 20.93 1189th 1489 20.1%
2022 24.83 1177th 1514 22.3%
2023 30.60 1077th 1502 28.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.57 273rd 421 35.2%
2019 58.38 144th 497 71.0%
2021 33.90 255th 385 33.8%
2022 40.03 285th 485 41.2%
2023 44.02 262nd 514 49.0%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.87 1222nd 1332 8.3%
2019 35.08 972nd 1361 28.6%
2021 30.69 953rd 1329 28.3%
2022 42.16 802nd 1366 41.3%
2023 48.81 742nd 1437 48.4%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.34 1197th 1405 14.8%
2019 42.09 871st 1424 38.8%
2021 17.76 1234th 1440 14.3%
2022 25.25 1159th 1458 20.5%
2023 36.30 945th 1459 35.2%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.84 772nd 897 13.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.91 1270th 1413 10.1%
2019 29.64 1101st 1430 23.0%
2021 25.85 1069th 1444 26.0%
2022 26.88 1110th 1464 24.2%
2023 25.42 1142nd 1461 21.8%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.78 862nd 927 7.0%
2019 29.72 743rd 949 21.7%
2021 37.72 534th 896 40.4%
2022 36.21 602nd 927 35.1%
2023 52.36 405th 933 56.6%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Benton Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.61 609th 851 28.4%
2019 55.88 351st 865 59.4%
2021 35.47 554th 843 34.3%
2022 41.45 527th 893 41.0%
2023 46.11 489th 915 46.6%
See the entire list of Best North Carolina Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, August 29, 2011

Open Quote Mr Harvey the principle has just achieved his PHD, congrats ! Unfortunately if you have a concern or dare you question an action or policy in his school, watch out !
Remember that he is the boss of the staff including teachers and all. Of course his school is 70% hispanic and from what the school says most of the parents of can't speak very good english. Even though translations are given on everything, who's going to complain about anything ! Let's not jump on the Race wagon yet! Yes were White or lighter complextion in the left over 30% of which we are the 10%. My concern is that I'm scared not of being a minority, but how the now majority is not treated with respect. My GOD their of six years of age and children, can you not respect them for being children of any RACE when concern is raised ? To point I have ask the man on multiple emails simple questions without answer. I then emailed Teachers and Staff with concerns about an answer if possible. These same staff and teachers had previously been very helpful, not this time! Not even a reply of sorry I can't help you. Granted when your 1st grader comes home 40 minutes late so you call the school looking for them, they have no answer. Yes the only simple answer from him was your child was absent the day the notice was given. I wish for others that this is the only concern but its only one of the simple ones. They can't even begin to address the big ones, never the less any of the simple small ones. This if quickly becoming the country of the Do Nothing...It Will Fix Itself.
Thanks for Listening!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benton Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 387 340 2 7 1 n/a n/a 16 753
1995 509 308 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 829
1996 509 308 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 829
1997 495 283 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 792
1998 495 278 0 20 2 n/a n/a 0 795
1999 482 237 2 17 2 n/a n/a 0 740
2000 467 255 2 29 2 n/a n/a 0 755
2001 445 243 2 52 1 n/a n/a 0 743
2002 441 228 1 90 1 n/a n/a 0 761
2003 441 228 1 90 1 n/a n/a 0 761
2004 398 241 3 131 2 n/a n/a 0 775
2005 321 236 0 168 5 n/a n/a 0 730
2006 261 218 1 203 3 n/a n/a 0 686
2007 229 221 1 258 2 n/a n/a 14 725
2008 143 208 1 316 1 n/a n/a 3 672
2009 127 201 1 346 0 n/a n/a 0 675
2010 111 216 0 393 0 n/a n/a 0 720
2011 97 186 5 403 0 0 10 0 701
2012 92 174 6 418 0 0 13 0 703
2013 84 180 4 407 0 0 10 0 685
2014 68 172 4 399 0 0 6 0 649
2015 49 170 4 404 0 0 4 0 631
2016 43 150 5 396 0 0 8 0 602
2017 43 155 1 405 0 0 10 0 614
2018 41 153 0 414 0 0 9 0 617
2019 41 132 0 399 0 0 15 0 587
2020 32 125 1 381 0 0 21 0 560
2021 39 116 1 365 0 0 23 0 544
2022 39 107 0 335 1 0 18 0 500
2023 36 98 1 320 0 0 15 0 470

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 Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 753 43.0 17.5 5.7
1995 829 49.0 16.9 36.7
1996 829 49.0 16.9 36.7
1997 792 52.0 15.2 36.1
1998 795 49.0 16.2 31.2
1999 740 51.0 14.5 41.1
2000 755 51.0 14.8 36
2001 743 51.0 14.6 38.9
2002 761 51.0 14.9 43.8
2003 761 51.0 14.9 43.8
2004 775 55.0 14.1 54.3
2005 730 55.0 13.3 55.1
2006 686 55.0 12.5 60.8
2007 725 n/a n/a 68.8
2008 672 55.3 12.2 n/a
2009 675 61.3 11.0 n/a
2010 720 60.2 11.9 82.4
2011 701 63.0 11.1 83
2012 703 62.0 11.3 84.6
2013 685 60.9 11.2 86.4
2014 649 58.4 11.0 90
2015 631 58.0 10.8 88.7
2016 602 58.0 10.3 86.7
2017 614 57.0 10.7 88.3
2018 617 55.0 11.2 98.7
2019 587 57.0 10.2 99.5
2020 560 48.4 11.5 99.5
2021 544 43.5 12.5 98.7
2022 500 47.0 10.6 98
2023 470 43.6 10.7 89.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Benton Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 753 43.0 17.5 5.7
1995 829 49.0 16.9 36.7
1996 829 49.0 16.9 36.7
1997 792 52.0 15.2 36.1
1998 795 49.0 16.2 31.2
1999 740 51.0 14.5 41.1
2000 755 51.0 14.8 36
2001 743 51.0 14.6 38.9
2002 761 51.0 14.9 43.8
2003 761 51.0 14.9 43.8
2004 775 55.0 14.1 54.3
2005 730 55.0 13.3 55.1
2006 686 55.0 12.5 60.8
2007 725 n/a n/a 68.8
2008 672 55.3 12.2 n/a
2009 675 61.3 11.0 n/a
2010 720 60.2 11.9 82.4
2011 701 63.0 11.1 83
2012 703 62.0 11.3 84.6
2013 685 60.9 11.2 86.4
2014 649 58.4 11.0 90
2015 631 58.0 10.8 88.7
2016 602 58.0 10.3 86.7
2017 614 57.0 10.7 88.3
2018 617 55.0 11.2 98.7
2019 587 57.0 10.2 99.5
2020 560 48.4 11.5 99.5
2021 544 43.5 12.5 98.7
2022 500 47.0 10.6 98
2023 470 43.6 10.7 89.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benton Heights Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,475 (15.3%) $13,747 (84.7%) $16,222

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Benton Heights Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1022nd of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 1077th of 1502 Elementary schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Benton Heights Elementary)44.941.3
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.477
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Benton Heights Elementary)30.344.4
 14.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)67.559.9
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Benton Heights Elementary)55.965.7
 9.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)75.375.7
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Benton Heights Elementary)44.135.8
 8.3%
   4th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)72.668.3
 4.3%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Benton Heights Elementary)63.536
 27.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union County Public Schools)77.875.6
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)60.255.9
 4.3%
5th Grade Reading (Benton Heights Elementary)44.725.3
 19.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Union County Public Schools)69.761.6
 8.1%
   5th Grade Reading (North Carolina)54.648
 6.6%
5th Grade Science (Benton Heights Elementary)75.358.1
 17.2%
   5th Grade Science (Union County Public Schools)84.978.4
 6.5%
   5th Grade Science (North Carolina)72.665.3
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students587470
 19.9%
African American13298
 25.8%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic399320
 19.8%
Pacific Islander00
White4136
 12.2%
Two or More Races1515
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.5%89.4%
 10.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 470 students attended Benton Heights Elementary.

Benton Heights Elementary ranks 1077th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Benton Heights Elementary are 68% Hispanic, 21% African American, 8% White, 3% Two or more races.


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