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Avg. test scores 15%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 31%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Benton, KY School Districts

      • Marshall County School District

      There are a total of 9 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Benton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Benton, KY schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Benton, KY, an average of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Symsonia, KY47372%46%
      Farmington, KY12765%31%
      Sedalia, KY19362%26%
      Reidland, KY4,38861%24%
      Calvert City, KY2,54456%13%
      Benton, KY4,48357%15%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Selmer, TN4,48256%14%
      Tarentum, PA4,48145%9%
      Mount Vernon, IA4,48790%83%
      Byram, CT4,48750%1%
      Oconto, WI4,48842%14%
      Benton, KY4,48357%15%
      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.