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Benton Elementary School

Public | 1-6 | 685 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

I attended Benton Elementary. I think you should know the food is not edible!! I did, however, like the Day Care though it was a bit pricey. The School could improve by upgrading from coat hangers to miniature lockers, and might want to serve grilled cheese that won't break a tooth, or bounce like a rubber ball..


Posted November 6, 2009

We have an incredible school family. There are so many wonderful things that have been done. Donations are made by the staff and students to the local food pantry. Christmas donations are made to the area giving tree. If a family is in need due to a traumatic event, the school family bonds together to assist that family. Children are encouraged to be creative, compassionate members of society. PTO members support staff by providing periodic Staff breakfasts with coffee and other goodies. The school family is a close knit one which puts the needs and desires of the children first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

My children ages 7 and 9 started school here. I have been active as a volunteer in their classes as often as my schedule allows. Their teachers really do appreciate the help and my children like that I am involved. Benton Elementary is a wonderful school with a well rounded program. I would not want my children to go to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This is the first year that my children grades 3 and 4 have attended the school. So far I really like the way the school runs compared to the other schools they have gone to. The teacher there take time with a student as well as the whole class. The teacher review their charts to see what individual help they may need and make sure that they receive it. I will have my children in the school until they are at the last year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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68 School Dr
Benton, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 453-4240

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