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Benton Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 743 students

 
 

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Posted February 12, 2010

Strong faculty and administrative leadership. Students feel safe and know that they are supported. Overall excellent learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Teachers are great, they listen to our kids, they watch our kids & our kids actually are learning there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

I am a student at BMS. Its is awesome. all the 7th grade teachers are cool. Mrs. Shults is a great principal!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

Benton Middle School is a fantastic School, coming from a school district that rated a 2 out of 10 to an 8 out of 10 has improved my daughters education, we are happy to be int eh Benton School District
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Even though I am a student I would like to say that Benton Middle School is the BEST school that I have ever been to. Mrs. Shults is the BEST. A middle school student.
—Submitted by a student


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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 73% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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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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 83% 64%
Black 7% 21%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 38%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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204 North Cox St
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501) 776-5740

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