B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Benton High School is an above average, public school located in Benton, LA. It has 966 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
6136 Highway 3
Benton, LA 71006
Telephone
(318) 549-5240

Benton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
143 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$51,894
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,400
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Friday Night football games
    21%
  • Pep Rallys
    18%
  • Chicken Day
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    5%
  • Battle of the Walls
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
966
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,794/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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My 4 years at Benton High School were unbelievable. I formed friendships and bonds that I will never forget. Firstly, the student environment there is just amazing. The school pride is self evident as students regularly show up to support their athletic teams. Secondly, the staff are some of the best in the state. They care and will help you succeed as much as they can. Thirdly, it is one of the most academic-achieving schools in the state of Louisiana. It is a certified A+ school and has maintained its status for multiple years. I will never forget my time there and I will always love my school. Geaux Tigers!
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Benton High School could not be a better place! Considering their A grade and extremely high ACT and finals scores, there is barely room for improvement! Benton High School's teacher are not only dedicated to the educational side of their students's lives, but also their emotions and what they have going on. Any teacher I have ever had has done nothing but help me and give me comfort and support! I can't wait to send my kids back to my old stomping grounds one day.
It is a nice suzed school; about 800 kids. You meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends. The academics are phenomanol. "A" Grade school. Variety of AP courses with dedicated teachers on staff. My favorite extracurricular is FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). We meet every Thursday during Lunch and Officer meetings are Tuesday mornings. We also throw some of the best plays. I have experienced Grease, Beauty and the Beast, and Wizard of Oz. I have been elected drama club co-captain and am pumped for our Senior play. One of the best experiences from being a part of this school is that I was allowed to job shadow the principal, Mrs. Howe, for a day. I made fliers mocking student council elections with the alaby of interning. My principal loved the posters and called me in for an interview. Within a minute I had a job, and the next day was the start and end of my career as principal. Just some of the experiences at a great small town school!