James M. Bennett High School



James M. Bennett High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James M. Bennett High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 404
10 389
11 352
12 332

James M. Bennett High School is a public high school of the Wicomico County Public Schools located in Salisbury, MD. It has 1,477 students in grades 9th through 12th. James M. Bennett High School is the 66th largest public high school in Maryland and the 3,439th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,477
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 96
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,439th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 66th out of 278
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 138th out of 266
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 55th out of 266

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James M. Bennett High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 739
(50%)
2,207
(50%)
 Female 738
(50%)
2,165
(50%)

James M. Bennett High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 690
(47%)
2,180
(50%)
 Black 515
(35%)
1,543
(35%)
 Hispanic 122
(8%)
282
(6%)
 Asian 73
(5%)
147
(3%)
 Two or More 70
(5%)
205
(5%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
14
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)

James M. Bennett High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 813
(55%)
2,308
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 605
(41%)
1,865
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 59
(4%)
199
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

James M. Bennett High School is ranked 44th out of 263 ranked schools in Maryland, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James M. Bennett High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (45.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 38.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

James M. Bennett High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1381
2006 1303
2007 1346
2008 1313
2009 1282
2010 1307
2011 1374
2012 1406
2013 1351
2014 1405
2015 1477

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.3
2006 15.4
2007 16.1
2008 15.1
2009 14.5
2010 14.3
2011 14.9
2012 15.4
2013 14.3
2014 14.9
2015 15.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.302679217958
2006 0.27168073676132
2007 0.26820208023774
2008 0.30769230769231
2009 0.31513260530421
2010 0.36648814078041
2011 0.42139737991266
2012 0.42389758179232
2013 0.42561065877128
2014 0.4
2015 0.44955991875423

Compare James M. Bennett High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.1% 13.4:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 38.5%
 
This School 45.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,477 15.4:1  
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