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Benton Elementary School

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Posted October 11, 2010

We were new to BES a couple years ago, but I immediately became involved with the school and found that the school has some excellent teachers. They are working hard to continue to better their test scores and do well with what they have. I also look forward to what Dr. McAbee can do to better the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

my son was in this school for 5 yrs.. they had graduation this week and i was shocked at the things i saw. i thought that favorites in shool had vanished along time ago..the whole thing lasted about 2 hrs. and i know of 4 children who were left out of everything they done. these kids had their hearts broke. i know 1 of them even cried..this is the 5th grade and they even made up rewards for kids and still left these children out..we send them to school to learn and to be accepted...not to have their selfworth be taken from them..in my opinion this school and MOST OF ITS STAFF IS A JOKE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

Since I did not attend BES as a child, I was a little hesitant when it came time for my daughter to start Kindergarten last year, Thanks to Mrs. Kay Crye the school year was wonderful, I did not worry about my daughter as long as she was with this wonderful teacher, who really cares about her students, and teaches them so much in such a short time. My child is in 1st grade now with another wonderful teacher, Mrs. Marilyn Gallatin. I could not ask for better educators or role models for my children. I look forward to each year at BES, and really appreciate the opportunity to be a BES Parent Volunteer. Thanks Tami
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

Over all great school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I was new to the area last year and my grandaughter was afraid and sad that she had to leave her friends back in west virginia. Mrs. Mantooth was her teacher and she really gave me the confidence and stability that she would always be there for her , and that she really cared how she felt. I really appreciate her for that and it meant a whole lot to us.


Posted July 7, 2006

It is my opinion that Mrs. Thomas has made great improvement since she has been principal, and am at ease sending my children to school. I have every confidence in her. She was my teacher when I attended BES, and I am very glad that she is my children's principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

We just got a new principal and she is wonderful. She has made alot of needful changes and I commend her for bucking the system and making our kids safe and secure in their learning environment. The teachers are great and helpful with our kids. Parents are always welcome to become involved in any activity ex: Fall Festival, parent/teacher ball games, PTO, and classroom volunteering.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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Writing

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

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Writing

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: (423) 338-4510

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