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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C minus
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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James M. Bennett High School is an above average, public school located in Salisbury, MD. It has 1,567 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

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300 E College Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
321 responses
Average ACT
26
40 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$41,905
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$158,700
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
  • Rock and roll revival
    31%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Prom After-Party
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Lip Dub
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,567
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,138
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 44 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 44 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,352 / year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 46 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 46 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 46 responses

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