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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
James M. Bennett High School is an above average, public school located in Salisbury, MD. It has 1,477 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
About James M. Bennett High School...
Address
300 E College Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
Telephone
(410) 677-5141
Website

James M. Bennett High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
196 responses
Average ACT
27
24 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,780
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Rock and roll revival
    33%
  • Basketball games
    19%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Prom After-Party
    9%
  • Lip Dub
    6%
  • Wrestling Matches
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,477
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,290
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,669/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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My experience at James M Bennett has been very positive. You can always find teachers and staff members showing school spirit and motivating students to get involved. The teachers are all very helpful and always willing to lend a hand. There are many ways you can get involved as a student. There are a variety of clubs and sports programs. You can participate in student government, honor society and many other extra curricular activities. Classes can be very challenging but also fun at times! James M Bennett is a great school and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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James M. Bennett High School has to be the best school in Salisbury, Maryland. I'm not just saying this because I go there, the school was recently rebuilt. Architecturally, the school is beautiful. It has a lot of computers, laptops, and all the resources students need. So many clubs, and afterschool activities that allow everyone to fit in. The people are also one of its greatest accomplishments, the teachers help you understand everything, you instantly find your group of friends. A beautiful High School journey is a guarantee!
James M. Bennett is a fantastic facility filled with a majority of teachers who want to see students succeed. However, administration is not the greatest and faculty like office administration and the guidance department could be improved upon. While teachers are mostly friendly, not all are fantastic at providing education and I hope to see the science department improve. Bennett provides opportunities for many extracurriculars and has a wonderful band program with passionate ensemble members. The school attitude tends to be a little lackluster as many students are apathetic to learning. Overall, Bennett is an average high school, but on of the better ones located in Salisbury, MD.