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 905 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% 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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
128 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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 38 responses
Report
  • Friday Night football games
    21%
  • Pep Rallys
    18%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Chicken Day
    13%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Battle of the Walls
    5%
  • Homecoming Carnival
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
905
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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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!
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Benton High School is a fast growing school that offers that small town feeling. Our student athletics department excels in many sports. We are state ranked in basketball, football, and track and field events. We also have a superior music program that continues to excel in various competitions. Our parish school board is currently in the process of building a new Benton High School facility. It will open 2019-2020 school year. It will be a state of the art!!!! I am proud to say that I will graduate from Benton High this May. I feel like the superior teachers and rigorous academics have prepared me for college.
I am currently enrolled in my second year at Benton High School. Even is such a short time, I feel as if I have already had many experiences that I will never forget. I am a member of SGA, SADD, and Interact. SGA has taught me to be a leader of the school, and successfully perform my duties. It is my role to actively teach others what to and what to not do. Also, I encourage my fellow students to participate in school functions and ultimately have tiger spirit. SADD and Interact give me an opportunity to help the community in ways that I never even thought of. Some experiences include simply serving lunch to hard workers at the Revel in downtown Shreveport, helping at animal shelters, etc. Everyone looks forward to our football season. We tailgate before all games, dress up uniquely with different themes, and loudly chant on our team!