Benton City school information

IndexBenton CityWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores30%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools41,99179,221
Total private schoolsn/a54824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,963
The Benton City, WA educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Benton City public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 38% lower than than the Washington average and 39% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Benton City public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.2% have completed high school, 18.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Benton City are 39% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Benton City.
  • 79.7% of people in Benton City have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.2% of people in Benton City have completed high school.
  • 18.7% of people in Benton City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Benton City

IndexBenton CityWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college61.8%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.4%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.7%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Benton City (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
West Richland, WA13,40764%29%
West Pasco, WA2,39856%13%
Richland, WA53,22755%12%
Kennewick, WA77,97544%10%
Prosser, WA5,86043%13%
Benton City, WA3,19330%39%

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Hamburg, NJ3,19441%16%
New Holstein, WI3,19250%2%
Aledo, TX3,19090%83%
DeWitt, AR3,19725%49%
Orchard Park, NY3,19765%33%
Benton City, WA3,19330%39%
Source: The Benton City, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.