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  • Polk County High School
  • 7200 Highway 411 North, Benton
  • Polk County
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 577
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Benton Elementary
  • 215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd, Benton
  • Polk County
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 455
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Chilhowee Middle School
  • 215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd, Benton
  • Polk County
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1

Benton school information

Average Test Scores54%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools31,39079,221
Total private schoolsn/a43024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1897,963
The Benton, TN educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Benton public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 4% higher than than the Tennessee average and 10% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Benton public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in Tennessee and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.1% have completed high school, 6.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Benton

Completed 8th grade71.0%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school64.1%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college33.6%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.7%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors6.5%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters1.4%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.2%1.3%

Benton, TN School Districts

Polk County School District

There are a total of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Benton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Benton, TN schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Benton, TN, an average of 71.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 64.1% 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, TN schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Calhoun, TN61858%17%
Hopewell, TN1,77757%15%
Riceville, TN84956%13%
Charleston, TN88855%11%
South Cleveland, TN7,41454%10%
Benton, TN1,82154%10%

Cities with similar population

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Coal Creek, CO1,82152%6%
Collinsville, MS1,82044%10%
Stamps, AR1,82222%55%
Mayville, ND1,82039%21%
Goodrich, MI1,82248%3%
Benton, TN1,82154%10%
Source: The Benton, TN 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.