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About This School

Benhaven Elementary is a public elementary school in Sanford. The principal of Benhaven Elementary is Ms Lora Street and can be contacted at lstreet@harnett.k12.nc.us. 474 children attend Benhaven Elementary and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 69% of the 474 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Benhaven Elementary is 15:1. Johnsonville Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 51%
Hispanic 24% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1.0%
Asian 0.6% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 59%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate that the person below wrote such awful things. Every time the principal has an issue it is dealt with right away. Both principals care about the staff and students 100%!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Benhaven is a great school but the staff are out of control. They get away with physically laying hands on students verbally berating their students being lazy and not doing their jobs. The principal and vice principal have been friends with the staff for so long that they look the other way when these things happen. I would NOT send my child here at all. You can complain to the principal all you like but she will always side with her teachers (friends). There are some teachers here that should NOT have a job. It's as simple as that. If you want your child to be unhappy insulted and thrown under a mat then send them to Benhaven.

  • (1 year ago)

    My boys love it here. The teachers here really look out for the best interest of the students! I have met the counselor and the vice principal and they were both very helpful in making sure my children were a priority.

  • (5 years ago)

    Benhaven is a excellent school. Everyone there is nice and helpful. They strive to do the very best for my child and all the children there. It's a community school. You get to know people real quick.

  • (5 years ago)

    Benhaven is a wonderful place to work! I'm in my first year and all of the teachers are so friendly. The children are wonderful too. Go Bulldogs!

  • (5 years ago)

    Benhaven deserves a 5 star rating and nothing less. I m in my thirties and even though my son is the one that attends I think of Benhaven as my second home. I have so much fun there myself I forget the time and my day goes by. Everyone I ve met there is so friendly and enthusiastic about learning and teaching and the support is incredible. All the way down to the janitor. The teacher my son has is so awesome she has inspired me to return to school and become a teacher myself. Now imagine how she inspires our children .

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best place to work!! Coworkers are great and the kids are so good and well behaved. The principal is very supportive and makes you know that you are appreciated.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Benhaven as well! The fact that the teachers get to know both their students and parents I find very impressive. The teachers communicate with one another as the children progress from one grade to the next to make sure the needs are met. I just love this the hometown feel you get from the school and it's staff. We have also moved arounf quite a bit and this school pleases me more than any other we've been associated with.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school and is pleased to be at Benhaven in 5th grade. I as a parent appreciate the schools activities that they tailor to the students more than her other school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Benhaven is an overall great school. Everyone is so helpful in whatever you need. I wish my son could go all 12 years at Benhaven. Thanks for doing such a great job.

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