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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Benton County School District is a public school district located in Ashland, MS. It has 1,139 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
About Benton County School District...
Address
31 Main Street
Ashland, MS 38603
Telephone
(662) 224-6252
Website

Benton County School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Benton County School District

Middle Schools in Benton County School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
76 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,139
Free or Reduced Lunch
84.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,194
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$12,229,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,039/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$625
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,900
National
$184,700

Benton County School District Reviews

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Benton county school district was a promising high school experience. I came into Ashland high school when i was 15 emerging into a young and respectful gentlemen. Though the school had a stereotypical reputation of being a low class dangerous facility of learning. The school district did not live up to the bad reviews. The teachers showed me great hospitality and care while showing great support in our education. Principle made sure students remained safe and sound throughout the days, Ashland sports basketball teams acquired two state championship rings which made school fun to attend for extra curricular activities. If Benton county could make immediate course of action to increase the amount of available subject classes available to each grade level. The two daily meal choices could use improvement dramatically as that would persuade students for a better attendance.
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I graduated in 1990 from Ashland High School. It was an excellent experience for me. I enjoyed my time and learned a lot. However, it saddens me that the Federal Government has ruined our schools since then.
I love the sense of familiarity. You know the majority of the students there so you feel at home when you walk through the doors. The teachers treat you respect, and love. They show you the same care that they would give their own kids.