Benton school information

IndexBentonKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores78%63%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools91,15779,235
Total private schools129824,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1307,965

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  • The average school test scores in Benton are 14% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Benton.
  • 82.9% of people in Benton have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.2% of people in Benton have completed high school.
  • 17.3% of people in Benton have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Benton

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  • Benton Elementary School208 West 11Th StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 607 · Ratio: 18:184
  • Benton Middle School906 Joe Creason DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 263 · Ratio: 16:186
  • Central Elementary School115 Jim Goheen RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 463 · Ratio: 13:181
  • Jonathan Elementary School9207 Us Hwy 68 EGrades: PK - 05Students: 23 · Ratio: 12:179
  • Marshall County High School416 High School RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,386 · Ratio: 18:158
  • Marshall County Technical Center341 High School RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sharpe Elementary School8400 Us Hwy 68 WGrades: PK - 05Students: 355 · Ratio: 17:185
  • South Marshall Elementary School155 Sid Darnall RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 358 · Ratio: 15:173
  • South Marshall Middle School85 Sid Darnall RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 273 · Ratio: 16:174
  • Star Academy High School1308 Hwy 641 NGrades: 11 - 12Students: 24 · Ratio: 24:1n/a

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Compare Benton, KY Education To Other Cities

Education level achieved in Benton

IndexBentonKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade82.9%80.0%83.8%
Completed high school77.2%76.6%82.4%
Completed some college48.7%49.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree22.7%29.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors17.3%21.8%29.3%
Completed masters9.3%8.9%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.5%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Symsonia, KY53982%21%
Calvert City, KY2,58675%10%
Benton, KY4,38078%14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Forestdale, MA4,38168%0%
Viroqua, WI4,37887%27%
Cortland, IL4,37581%19%
Bigfork, MT4,37581%20%
Anna, IL4,38580%17%
Benton, KY4,38078%14%
Source: The Benton, KY education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.