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  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Benton Harbor Area Schools is a public school district located in Benton Harbor, MI. It has 1,941 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 4% of students are at least proficient in math and 7% in reading.

Benton Harbor Area Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
7%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
980
35 responses
Average ACT
20
21 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,941
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,748/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    47%
  • Support Services
    47%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$20,232
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,100
National
$184,700

Benton Harbor Area Schools Reviews

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I am only a freshman as of now but I have thoroughly enjoyed my short time at Lake Michigan College. The professors for my major are passionate and well-versed, and there is a lot of student diversity.
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My experience with Benton Harbor Area Schools was Amazing it was almost like we were a big family although we had arguments and fights we still came together as one and stronger than ever. If one needed help we would all go to be a helping hand and guide each other. There's several things that I like about Benton Harbor area school as I stated above I like how we are always there for one another and all students treat each other as if they are brother and sister, it's just the bond that we as Benton Harbor Area Schools students have. Things that I would like to see change ? I would like to see more safety all though we had multiple sercurity gaurds that really wasn't much help. I'd like to see more motivation from students and more obligation so that when it's the big graduation day I can see everyone walk across that stage !
Throughout my experience overall I have enjoyed the atmosphere. I just wished that our resources were still accessible and very sad that our student and teachers don't have the necessary tool and curriculum to help us. The sports and tiger pride is where I fell in love with the community.