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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Benton High School is an above average, public school located in Benton, LA. It has 1,029 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Benton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
227 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Friday Night football games
    20%
  • Pep Rallys
    16%
  • Chicken Day
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    6%
  • Spirit Stick
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,389
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,825/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Benton High School is a school located in the Bossier Parish School district. It is the best high school in the parish, and is the top of its class for sports. Many opportunities for college credit can be also earned through the school. These include AP classes and dual enrollment. My experience here has shown that there should definitely be more programs to encourage diversity. With this, we could bring more cultures and could enrich the learning experience of a Benton High School Student. Also, more parent-teacher-student connection should be put in place. If a student is doing poorly, they should have plans orchestrated by them or a parent and discussed with a teacher.
Thus, Benton High School is mainly a great place to go to school.
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Although they have newer facilities, Benton High has a lot to improve. Administration does not follow through with punishment for serious actions. The rules that they do enforce however, do not improve the environment, but make it worse. They implemented Yondr pouches to decrease phone usage during the school day but they did nothing but teach a bunch of high schoolers how to be more discrete. Some of the teachers at Benton High have made an impact on me because they helped me when I needed help and they listened to what I needed. Overall, Benton High performance is average but still unlike any other high school I’ve been to.
I'll always be grateful for the experience to grow at Benton high school! Majority of my teachers over the years were very beneficial. Having teachers who truly care about your success makes all the difference! I love the education system there; I was able to take honor and AP classes. As a senior, I feel prepared for college and all of the challenges I'll face academically. However, I wish there was a bigger variety of clubs so more students would be involved.