Benton Harbor school information

IndexBenton HarborMichiganNational
Average Test Scores13%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio194:122:116:1
Total public schools183,42179,221
Total private schools383524,874
Total post-secondary schools11967,963
The Benton Harbor, MI educational system consists of 18 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Benton Harbor public schools have average test scores of 13% which is 68% lower than than the Michigan average and 74% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Benton Harbor public schools is 194:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 67.2% have completed high school, 6.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Benton Harbor are 74% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Benton Harbor.
  • 69.9% of people in Benton Harbor have completed 8th grade.
  • 67.2% of people in Benton Harbor have completed high school.
  • 6.5% of people in Benton Harbor have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Benton Harbor

IndexBenton HarborMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade69.9%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school67.2%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college33.8%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree13.1%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors6.5%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters3.0%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shoreham, MI91862%26%
Stevensville, MI1,23561%25%
St. Joseph, MI8,30758%17%
Bridgman, MI2,22055%12%
Berrien Springs, MI1,37047%5%
Benton Harbor, MI9,98813%74%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carroll, IA9,99089%80%
Clinton, TN9,99353%7%
Kendallville, IN9,98067%36%
Bee Ridge, FL9,99880%62%
Beecher, MI9,97511%77%
Benton Harbor, MI9,98813%74%
Source: The Benton Harbor, MI 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.