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Benton High School

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Posted October 21, 2011

Benton School District is why we moved here from Las Vegas... BHS is a awesome school, the remodel is beyond belief. Education is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

As a father I needed a good school for my 16 year old daughter. At Benton High School I dont have to worry about whether my daughter will be recieving a good education or not. Benton is a great place for all students.
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Posted June 11, 2009

The statewide exit exams ranked Benton High students as number one in math, number two in the state in literacy and number one in science. Last year Benton had as many National Merit Semifinalists as all the rest of the county schools put together. You can't beat Benton High anywhere in Arkansas. Tests prove it, awards prove it, scholarships prove it. My daughter when there, went on to be number on in her freshmen class at Hendrix College.
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Posted June 10, 2003

As a graduate of this school almost 15 years ago, I believe it was the best school in the state. I took all advanced placement classes while I was there. College was a breeze due to the high level of education. My first year in college I won the Jessie Okelley creative writing contest, which was open to all university students nationwide. I aced English comp I and comp II. My university professors were amazed, and asked me where I attended high school. When I told them, they understood. Evidently I was not the first from my school that had garnered some attention. Now I am a parent of three kids, and am glad they can benefit from the school as I did.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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58%

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 64%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black 5% 21%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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211 Border St
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 778-3288

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