Avg. test scores 74%
High school dipl. 19%
Bachelors degree 79%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Benton Harbor, MI School Districts

      • Benton Harbor Area Schools
      • Coloma Community Schools

      There are a total of 18 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Benton Harbor. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Benton Harbor, MI schools is 13%. The average student to teacher ratio is 194:1. In Benton Harbor, MI, an average of 69.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 67.2% have completed high school.

      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.