School Details

Benton Junior High School

411 Border St, Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-7698
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-9 742 students 13 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
77%
82%
82%
65%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Benton School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
99%
77%

End of Course Exams (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Benton School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benton Junior High School is a public middle school in Benton. 742 students attend Benton Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 37% of the 742 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Benton Junior High School is 13:1. Benton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have attended the Benton School District for seven years and it has been a very positive experience. I am puzzled as to why others would write such negative reviews. The Middle School is exceptional and I would encourage any parent to consider enrolling their child in the Benton School District. Academically they score well above other districts every year. It is a small enough district to reap the benefits of personalize attention but large enough to provide the students with state of the art equipment and many academic as well as extracurricular choices. My son is a special needs students and the Benton School District has always provided my family with caring professional attitude and service. There will always be naysayers in every school district infact there will always be those who find fault with every part of society but Benton School District strives to be an excellent educational institution. In my opinion they succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to agree with the other parent who berated the school district. I have a term that I use and it's simple to understand why. It goes like this 'Benton schools the worst in the country and proving it daily.' To justify my response I will note too that the sports program is ridiculous. They all feel as though they are going to the world championships but frankly not too many of them have actually been out of the state. Therefore many are excluded from the games although they are required to go to practices. Think about this before enrolling. Enough said about that. Truthfully the teachers are about sports and discipline (I suppose they forgot education - which is proven yearly in the students' scores). I could go on but you get the gist. BTW I am a teacher in 2 states an MBA and an Entrepreneur.

  • (8 years ago)

    Seems that the Benton School District's Teachers and Administration lack sincere student interest. They advertise No Bullying Toleration; however when there is bullying prejudices etc. not much is done to protect our kids from future incidences. Being a part of such bias I have found that my child does not feel safe at school for lack of true safety from the 'bullies ' and; therefore she is not achieving academically.

  • (9 years ago)

    I used to be a student enrolled at BJHS. My father was transferred out of Benton so I am now enrolled as a senior at a different school. I have lived in my current location for almost four years. I miss the Benton school district very muxh it was one of the best schools I have attended. It was full of fun and great people. If I had a choice to graduate from Benton I would not think twice.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children and have been a part of this school for 3 years now. We have had nothing but a bad experience the entire time! We have had trouble with the principal Mr Richard Burton who had been very unreasonable and unfair with us. We just want to inform other parents who may be considering enrolling their children in this school please think twice and get feedback from other parents. We have been treated unfairly in the extracirrular activities disciplinary procedures etc. I could go on and on but it would take too long but would be willing to speak to anyone about the past 3 years at this school. Thank you!

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