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Benton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 617 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2012

Good school, but not for children with ADHD or bipolar disorder. Will tell you and act like they know what they're doing, but they do not. Had to have Behavioral Health step in because of this. Honesty would have been nice. Some teachers are wonderful and understanding, others who do not seem to care, of course, are not. Consider this if you have a child with these issues. You may want to seek other avenues for educating your child. Lack of knowledge with the staff in these disorders can cause a lot of issues, as I found out the hard way with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

We have not been here very long as we just moved to KY 2 weeks ago. However, this school seems top notch to me. I called a week before we moved, and the woman who answered was more than helpful. She went above and beyond to get me phone numbers in the community as well as provide me with all the info I needed to register. On my son's first day they were super friendly with him. The assistant principal, Ms. Booth, came out the meet us and my son. He was shy, but she tried really hard to connect with him. Shortly she had his hand and was lovingly walking him to his room. She also stuck around while he investigated his new room and then took him to get breakfast. His teacher, Ms. Crass, promptly met with us when we requested it. In the short time my son has been there, she has identified that him for the top reading group and seems to have a good understanding after only 7 full days in her classroom. She gives me the "warm fuzzy feeling". The only thing I have concerns about, and I think this is the case nationally, is that the gifted and talented program does not start until 4th grade and then is small. I wish our GT kids could get the special needs services they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I cannot say enough good things about Benton Elementary School. The teachers and staff are hard-working, dedicated and take an active interest in the children. They demand and expect the best from all the students. Our school rates among the highest in the State of Kentucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students69%
Female79%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female51%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female50%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female58%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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208 West 11th St
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: (270) 527-3373

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