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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Benton Community Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Van Horne, IA. It has 471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
600 1st St
Van Horne, IA 52346
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
67 responses
AP Enrollment
0%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$63,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$535
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Track
    27%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Cheerleading
    13%
  • Cross Country
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
471
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,716
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,759/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
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I liked how throughout my school years I had many opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities and didn’t have to try out to be on the sports teams. The teachers have always been helpful and understanding as well. The only thing I do not like about the school is the size of the district and how far away my house is from the high school. All factors combined it has been a great school to attend!
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I attended Benton Community Senior High School for the last two years. I will be graduating from there in May 2020. I have enjoyed school here and am proud to be called a Bobcat. My parents and my step-father all went to school here and graduated from there. I will miss it here but know that I will always be welcomed back. The only thing I would recommend is the communication the administration and teachers communicate with parents.
My experience at Benton Community School District has been an overall positive one. Why is that? The education there is very educational in most subjects. Yes, there may be one or two teachers that students find difficult to learn from, but from those teachers is where I learn the most from, because then I have to use all my resources to find the answer. The extra-curriculars are very competitive, and throughout my four years in Benton(at least once), all the activities that I know of have placed high in state level events. The facilities are well maintained, and is extremely modern. I have personally played a role in keeping Benton up to date in the latest technology. (iPads, Desktops, Projectors, Smart Boards and Virtual Reality Headsets) There is not much diversity because we are a big school district in a rural area, but the minorities know each other well. I am good friends with most of the colored students in my grade.