School Details

Benton Middle School

204 North Cox St, Benton, AR 72015
(501) 776-5740
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-7 743 students 15 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
73%
84%
84%
75%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 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

89%
89%
77%
88%
88%
70%
72%
72%
41%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2012-2013 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

About this school

Benton Middle School is a public middle school in Benton. 743 children attend Benton Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 38% of the 743 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Benton Middle School is 15:1. Benton Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Strong faculty and administrative leadership. Students feel safe and know that they are supported. Overall excellent learning environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are great they listen to our kids they watch our kids & our kids actually are learning there!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at BMS. Its is awesome. all the 7th grade teachers are cool. Mrs. Shults is a great principal!

  • (7 years ago)

    Benton Middle School is a fantastic School coming from a school district that rated a 2 out of 10 to an 8 out of 10 has improved my daughters education we are happy to be int eh Benton School District

  • (10 years ago)

    Even though I am a student I would like to say that Benton Middle School is the BEST school that I have ever been to. Mrs. Shults is the BEST. A middle school student.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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