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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Benton High School is a public school located in St Joseph, MO. It has 780 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
5655 S Fourth
St Joseph, MO 64504
Telephone
(816) 671-4030
Website

Benton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
121 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$719
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Assemblies
    27%
  • Football and basketball games
    27%
  • Baseball games
    18%
  • Attending theatre productions
    9%
  • District and State competition for Woodworking
    9%
  • Volleyball games
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
780
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,693
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.4%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,582/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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I love Benton High School. It is full of caring staff members and extracurricular activities. We have multiple, incredible athletic programs! I would like to see more student spirit and participation from the majority of students but, overall we are filled with pride!
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I liked how when I came into Benton for the first time, I felt very welcoming. The teachers all seemed nice and was very helpful in many ways. They helped me find my classes and many activities to join. They all encouraged me and other students to be involved in one or more sports teams or clubs. As my school years went on, they stopped being strict on how the students acted in class. They rarely do anything about bullying, they just let it go. They may say that they will talk to the bully but it still continues. There is many kids that always distract the other students who are actually trying to learn by talking, making jokes, being irrelevant, or being loud.
Benton is overall a school filled with hard working teachers who care highly about who you are and how you plan to succeed later in life. Benton is known to be the "poor" school.. Students at Benton have a very low level of respect for teachers, which makes me sad. I want to see a world of kids who want to grow and learn, but many students at this school have given up because of problems outside of school. I want to be the change that can help students, no matter their background, to know that they can still grow, and that their past does not decide their future.Because of theatre, I have made so many friends who aren't like me, and who have completely different interests because of theatre, and it has made me grow as an individual. I truly believe that Benton has a high potential, it just needs the love and motivation to push students to try new things, to not only better themselves, but the world ahead of them.