Benton High School

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3/10
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Reviews
13
Grades
9-12
Students
839
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
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A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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English 2
65%
State avg: 79%
Biology I
60%
State avg: 67%
Government
50%
State avg: 63%
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College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
92%
State avg:
Average ACT score
18
AP course participation
24%
State avg: 12%
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Students
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White
84%
Black
8%
Hispanic
7%
Two or more races
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
274 :1
State avg: 346 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
62%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
5655 South Fourth
St Joseph, MO 64504
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Last modified: May 3, 2017

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