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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Benton Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Van Horne, IA. It has 1,661 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
66 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,661
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$20,049,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,784/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$53,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$538
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,800
National
$184,700

Benton Community School District Reviews

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So far I have liked my experience at Benton Community. I have had the opportunity to make a lot of new friends with students along with teachers. The teachers vary a lot when it comes to teaching techniques. Overall I am greatful for my experience at Benton community. The extra curricular were for the most part enjoyable, but again there was a lot of variation between approaches. School lunch was pretty good but always has room for improvement. The community is very supportive and have many people with good morals all looking to improve the school. I am very appreciative for the people of the community and retired teachers that still spend a lot of time at the school working to improve it.
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Benton Community schools have some of the most amazing teachers ever, who truly want to help you start your educational career well. The facilities are nice and easy to get around. Another great thing about Benton’s school district is it’s diversity. We have students from different backgrounds and schools coming together to receive an education.
I like how Benton offered a robotics club going on eight years now. I love how supportive our students are to sports such as basketball and football. It shows the spirit we have! I would like to change the attitude towards school work to change. Your parents are paying for you to earn an education, learn as much as you can while you can.