Benson Hill Elementary School

Summary:

Benson Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Renton, Washington, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Renton School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that includes a significant Asian student population.

Academically, Benson Hill Elementary School's performance is generally below the district and state averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math for all grades at 42.22% and 39.11%, respectively, compared to the district's 45.69% and 36.99%, and the state's 52.86% and 41.04%. The school's performance is particularly low in 5th-grade ELA (33.33%) and Math (24.59%), as well as in Science for all grades (24.62%). However, the school's English Language Learner (ELL) students perform relatively well, ranking in the top 25% of Washington elementary schools in ELA and Math.

Benson Hill Elementary School's academic performance is generally lower than that of nearby Talbot Hill Elementary and Cascade Elementary in the Renton School District, but it outperforms some nearby schools in the Kent School District, such as Panther Lake Elementary and Springbrook Elementary, in both ELA and Math.


Detail:

Public K-5

 18665 116th Ave SE
       Renton, WA  98058-7198


(425) 204-3300

District: Renton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
833rd of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,661 Help


Students who attend Benson Hill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Nelsen Middle School
High:    Lindbergh Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  476

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.3%
Hispanic:
19.7%
White:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Benson Hill Elementary School ranks worse than 71.3% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 8th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Benson Hill Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (40.3%), Hispanic (19.7%), White (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benson Hill Elementary School is 18.5, which is the highest among 15 elementary schools in the Renton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benson Hill Elementary School is $18,661. 11 elementary schools in the Renton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benson Hill Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benson Hill Elementary School 833rd of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Benson Hill Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Renton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Renton School District 139th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benson Hill Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.69 280th 1026 72.7%
2005 50.13 528th 1031 48.8%
2006 64.34 355th 1051 66.2%
2007 56.12 475th 1069 55.6%
2008 54.08 519th 1067 51.4%
2009 42.66 663rd 1072 38.2%
2010 53.15 511th 1088 53.0%
2011 59.83 434th 1092 60.3%
2012 57.01 482nd 1097 56.1%
2013 79.02 184th 1106 83.4%
2015 40.95 652nd 1067 38.9%
2016 42.88 623rd 1053 40.8%
2017 44.97 595th 1056 43.7%
2018 28.81 776th 1054 26.4%
2019 33.38 793rd 1130 29.8%
2021 29.18 775th 1107 30.0%
2022 27.50 857th 1169 26.7%
2023 29.71 833rd 1169 28.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.62 148th 212 30.2%
2019 38.62 208th 303 31.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.98 152nd 333 54.4%
2019 44.35 117th 248 52.8%
2022 57.14 55th 213 74.2%
2023 62.15 66th 254 74.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.80 530th 637 16.8%
2019 20.73 503rd 566 11.1%
2022 40.45 259th 478 45.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.60 764th 835 8.5%
2019 33.06 716th 979 26.9%
2021 34.05 585th 854 31.5%
2022 32.16 743rd 1019 27.1%
2023 36.89 670th 1013 33.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.80 763rd 1004 24.0%
2019 40.44 677th 1068 36.6%
2021 30.07 694th 1008 31.2%
2022 26.32 831st 1100 24.5%
2023 27.53 824th 1094 24.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.40 708th 999 29.1%
2019 25.90 845th 1075 21.4%
2021 28.22 726th 1025 29.2%
2022 29.93 787th 1113 29.3%
2023 30.29 781st 1099 28.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.81 146th 169 13.6%
2019 36.05 137th 201 31.8%
2021 14.41 114th 131 13.0%
2022 21.72 155th 187 17.1%
2023 14.34 155th 170 8.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.05 26th 110 76.4%
2022 52.05 45th 108 58.3%
2023 50.19 30th 66 54.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.20 517th 540 4.3%
2019 39.77 435th 697 37.6%
2022 28.77 526th 694 24.2%
2023 56.66 251st 633 60.3%
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Rank History for White students at Benson Hill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.57 718th 833 13.8%
2019 22.35 865th 1027 15.8%
2021 18.99 810th 943 14.1%
2022 44.96 561st 1031 45.6%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, April 21, 2017

Open Quote If you have an energetic child or if any of teachers won't like your child, you will have a lot of troubles and bunch of notes coming home daily. I and my wife adopted child from overseas and from day 1 we've told that he needs to be in special ed class. When we asked why, she said he was ignoring teachers. The Oksana "ELL teacher" was following us for 3 years now trying to get our son in S.E. Children figured out that our son gets in trouble easily, setting him up on purpose and making fun of him. Academically, I would agree it's good school, but the way teachers treat children and their parents, that's nuts... last year we've home schooled our son and when he came back to school 2016-2017 school year, he started behaving a lot better, but still we keep hearing about special ed and what most interesting they told us that they will get him there even without our aproval. That made us to lean toward home schooling. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Open Quote Great teachers and a diverse student population! My son has been going to Benson Hill for 4 years and he has had a great experience. We are very happy with this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Open Quote This is a great school. Teachers are wonderful, push kids to excel, but in a non-threatening way. Caring, respectful to different culture, in a nutshell-good place for a child to grow. Love the school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benson Hill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 397 23 51 12 7 n/a n/a 0 490
1989 408 15 53 22 9 n/a n/a 0 507
1990 415 13 40 20 5 n/a n/a 0 493
1991 414 14 44 10 4 n/a n/a 0 486
1992 385 18 52 14 4 n/a n/a 0 473
1993 402 24 54 14 5 n/a n/a 0 499
1994 388 27 61 14 12 n/a n/a 0 502
1995 361 46 81 13 10 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 361 46 81 13 10 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 372 45 102 14 12 n/a n/a 0 545
1998 342 60 104 13 7 n/a n/a 0 526
1999 335 65 109 21 7 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 340 50 107 22 3 n/a n/a 0 522
2001 361 51 119 24 5 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 324 54 111 26 5 n/a n/a 0 520
2003 324 54 111 26 5 n/a n/a 0 520
2004 289 45 133 33 5 n/a n/a 0 505
2005 197 50 106 53 4 n/a n/a 0 410
2006 270 81 121 57 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2007 208 101 119 56 5 n/a n/a 0 489
2008 214 114 139 62 4 n/a n/a 0 533
2009 202 113 153 75 5 n/a n/a 0 548
2010 198 119 147 60 3 n/a n/a 0 527
2011 202 115 143 68 4 4 1 0 537
2012 199 109 167 69 4 7 19 0 574
2013 179 95 149 64 5 0 35 0 527
2014 158 94 144 63 5 5 50 0 519
2015 146 81 156 85 4 6 64 0 542
2016 130 68 178 90 3 8 77 0 554
2017 134 83 189 81 4 7 77 0 575
2018 116 65 191 89 2 7 71 0 541
2019 126 67 194 86 5 5 57 0 540
2020 120 77 209 91 3 7 52 0 559
2021 83 73 213 70 1 5 59 0 504
2022 67 58 182 75 1 5 55 0 443
2023 71 58 192 94 1 3 57 0 476

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 Benson Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 20.0 24.5 0
1989 507 21.0 24.1 n/a
1990 493 20.3 24.2 0
1991 486 21.1 23.0 n/a
1992 473 21.3 22.2 n/a
1993 499 19.8 25.2 n/a
1994 502 22.2 22.6 n/a
1995 511 22.2 23.0 n/a
1996 511 22.2 23.0 n/a
1997 545 23.5 23.2 n/a
1998 526 23.0 22.9 n/a
1999 537 23.9 22.5 n/a
2000 522 23.5 22.2 n/a
2001 560 25.4 22.0 n/a
2002 520 24.9 20.9 35.4
2003 520 24.9 20.9 35.4
2004 505 25.0 20.2 62.4
2005 410 24.8 16.5 27.8
2006 529 25.9 20.4 21.4
2007 489 25.1 19.5 40.9
2008 533 26.2 20.3 42
2009 548 26.2 20.9 43.4
2010 527 27.2 19.3 52.2
2011 537 28.0 19.1 50.8
2012 574 26.9 21.3 50.5
2013 527 26.4 19.9 50.5
2014 519 n/a n/a 48.9
2015 542 36.0 15.0 52.4
2016 554 31.0 17.8 50.2
2017 575 30.2 19.0 47.7
2018 541 29.7 18.1 44.9
2019 540 29.9 18.0 45.6
2020 559 31.7 17.6 44.5
2021 504 32.3 15.5 43.1
2022 443 28.9 15.2 44.9
2023 476 25.7 18.5 46.6

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 Benson Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 20.0 24.5 0
1989 507 21.0 24.1 n/a
1990 493 20.3 24.2 0
1991 486 21.1 23.0 n/a
1992 473 21.3 22.2 n/a
1993 499 19.8 25.2 n/a
1994 502 22.2 22.6 n/a
1995 511 22.2 23.0 n/a
1996 511 22.2 23.0 n/a
1997 545 23.5 23.2 n/a
1998 526 23.0 22.9 n/a
1999 537 23.9 22.5 n/a
2000 522 23.5 22.2 n/a
2001 560 25.4 22.0 n/a
2002 520 24.9 20.9 35.4
2003 520 24.9 20.9 35.4
2004 505 25.0 20.2 62.4
2005 410 24.8 16.5 27.8
2006 529 25.9 20.4 21.4
2007 489 25.1 19.5 40.9
2008 533 26.2 20.3 42
2009 548 26.2 20.9 43.4
2010 527 27.2 19.3 52.2
2011 537 28.0 19.1 50.8
2012 574 26.9 21.3 50.5
2013 527 26.4 19.9 50.5
2014 519 n/a n/a 48.9
2015 542 36.0 15.0 52.4
2016 554 31.0 17.8 50.2
2017 575 30.2 19.0 47.7
2018 541 29.7 18.1 44.9
2019 540 29.9 18.0 45.6
2020 559 31.7 17.6 44.5
2021 504 32.3 15.5 43.1
2022 443 28.9 15.2 44.9
2023 476 25.7 18.5 46.6

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Benson Hill Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201688.9%0.0%1.2%1.2%91.4%92.6%95.1%91.4%92.6%92.6%
201785.5%0.9%0.0%3.6%4.6%90.0%89.1%89.1%90.9%91.8%89.1%
201887.8%2.2%0.0%2.2%1.1%93.3%90.0%95.6%92.2%92.2%90.0%
201984.2%0.0%0.5%1.6%3.2%89.0%87.4%91.1%87.4%89.5%87.4%
202092.3%1.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%94.2%92.3%96.2%96.2%92.3%97.1%97.1%97.1%92.3%
202197.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%97.1%98.6%97.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%
202289.5%2.6%0.0%5.3%0.0%93.4%92.1%93.4%92.1%92.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%92.1%
202391.7%1.2%0.0%6.0%0.0%96.4%94.1%97.6%96.4%94.1%98.8%98.8%98.8%94.1%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.1%0.3%0.3%1.3%98.4%98.3%98.6%98.3%98.2%98.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benson Hill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $382 (2.5%) $14,695 (97.5%) $15,077
2020 $105 (1.0%) $10,456 (99.0%) $10,561
2021 $692 (4.1%) $16,159 (95.9%) $16,851
2022 $1,249 (6.7%) $17,412 (93.3%) $18,661

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benson Hill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 793rd of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 833rd of 1169 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Benson Hill Elementary School)58.553.3
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)51.445.4
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Benson Hill Elementary School)66.351.1
 15.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Renton School District)5749.7
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Benson Hill Elementary School)52.536.1
 16.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)50.844.4
 6.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Benson Hill Elementary School)43.836.1
 7.6%
   4th Grade Math (Renton School District)5043.3
 6.7%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Benson Hill Elementary School)45.433.3
 12%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)54.649.6
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Benson Hill Elementary School)21.224.6
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Renton School District)45.640.8
 4.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Benson Hill Elementary School)32.624.6
 7.9%
   5th Grade Science (Renton School District)47.646
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Benson Hill Elementary School)5242.2
 9.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Renton School District)55.245.7
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Benson Hill Elementary School)43.339.1
 4.2%
   All Grades Math (Renton School District)47.237
 10.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Benson Hill Elementary School)32.624.6
 7.9%
   All Grades Science (Renton School District)47.841.6
 6.2%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students540476
 11.9%
African American6758
 13.4%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian194192
 1%
Hispanic8694
 9.3%
Pacific Islander53
 40%
White12671
 43.7%
Two or More Races5757
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.6%46.6%
 1.1%


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Students who attend Benson Hill Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nelsen Middle School
High : Lindbergh Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 476 students attended Benson Hill Elementary School.

Students at Benson Hill Elementary School are 40% Asian, 20% Hispanic, 15% White, 12% African American, 12% Two or more races.

Benson Hill Elementary School ranks 833rd of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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