School Details

Benton Elementary School

215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd, Benton, TN 37307
(423) 338-4510
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 527 students 16 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

54%
44%
57%
45%
37%
44%
62%
55%
68%
80%
83%
84%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Polk County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
63%
48%
46%
49%
49%
63%
61%
57%
91%
88%
87%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Polk County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
67%
61%
61%
51%
53%
66%
57%
64%
91%
84%
86%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Polk County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
46%
50%
51%
46%
50%
64%
57%
64%
88%
83%
85%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Polk County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Benton. The principal of Benton Elementary School is Dr. Tracy McAbee and can be contacted at tmcabee@k12tn.net. 527 students go to Benton Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 69% of the 527 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Benton Elementary School is 16:1. South Polk Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    We were new to BES a couple years ago but I immediately became involved with the school and found that the school has some excellent teachers. They are working hard to continue to better their test scores and do well with what they have. I also look forward to what Dr. McAbee can do to better the school as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son was in this school for 5 yrs.. they had graduation this week and i was shocked at the things i saw. i thought that favorites in shool had vanished along time ago..the whole thing lasted about 2 hrs. and i know of 4 children who were left out of everything they done. these kids had their hearts broke. i know 1 of them even cried..this is the 5th grade and they even made up rewards for kids and still left these children out..we send them to school to learn and to be accepted...not to have their selfworth be taken from them..in my opinion this school and MOST OF ITS STAFF IS A JOKE

  • (6 years ago)

    Since I did not attend BES as a child I was a little hesitant when it came time for my daughter to start Kindergarten last year Thanks to Mrs. Kay Crye the school year was wonderful I did not worry about my daughter as long as she was with this wonderful teacher who really cares about her students and teaches them so much in such a short time. My child is in 1st grade now with another wonderful teacher Mrs. Marilyn Gallatin. I could not ask for better educators or role models for my children. I look forward to each year at BES and really appreciate the opportunity to be a BES Parent Volunteer. Thanks Tami

  • (6 years ago)

    Over all great school and teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was new to the area last year and my grandaughter was afraid and sad that she had to leave her friends back in west virginia. Mrs. Mantooth was her teacher and she really gave me the confidence and stability that she would always be there for her and that she really cared how she felt. I really appreciate her for that and it meant a whole lot to us.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is my opinion that Mrs. Thomas has made great improvement since she has been principal and am at ease sending my children to school. I have every confidence in her. She was my teacher when I attended BES and I am very glad that she is my children's principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    We just got a new principal and she is wonderful. She has made alot of needful changes and I commend her for bucking the system and making our kids safe and secure in their learning environment. The teachers are great and helpful with our kids. Parents are always welcome to become involved in any activity ex Fall Festival parent/teacher ball games PTO and classroom volunteering.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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