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  • Benton Middle School
  • 906 Joe Creason Drive, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 260
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Central Elementary School
  • 115 Jim Goheen Road, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 530
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Benton Elementary School
  • 208 West 11th Street, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 630
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Sharpe Elementary School
  • 8400 Us Hwy 68 W, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 394
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
  • South Marshall Elementary School
  • 155 Sid Darnall Road, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 313
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Marshall County High School
  • 416 High School Road, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,369
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Jonathan Elementary School
  • 9207 Us Hwy 68 E, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 214
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
  • South Marshall Middle School
  • 85 Sid Darnall Road, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 251
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Star Academy High School
  • 397 High School Rd, Benton
  • Marshall County
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 33
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 33:1

Benton school information

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.

Education level achieved in Benton

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.

To customize your list of Benton schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Benton, KY schools.

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%
Tuscola, IL4,47831%36%
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.
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