Benton school information

IndexBentonKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores57%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools91,15779,221
Total private schools129824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1307,963
The Benton, KY educational system consists of 9 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Benton public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 20% higher than than the Kentucky average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Benton public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.8% have completed high school, 21.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Benton are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Benton.
  • 84.0% of people in Benton have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in Benton have completed high school.
  • 21.0% of people in Benton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Benton

IndexBentonKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school80.8%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.4%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.7%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.0%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%

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

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Benton, KY4,48357%15%

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Source: The Benton, KY 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.