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
9 396
10 368
11 336
12 306

James M. Bennett High School is a public high school of the Wicomico County Public Schools located in Salisbury, MD. It has 1,406 students in grades 9th through 12th. James M. Bennett High School is the 77th largest public high school in Maryland and the 3,609th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,406
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 91.5

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James M. Bennett High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 722
(51%)
2,159
(51%)
 Female 684
(49%)
2,071
(49%)

James M. Bennett High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 685
(49%)
2,188
(52%)
 Black 492
(35%)
1,440
(34%)
 Hispanic 89
(6%)
223
(5%)
 Asian 87
(6%)
171
(4%)
 Two or More 42
(3%)
189
(4%)
 American Indian 9
(1%)
15
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
4
(0%)

James M. Bennett High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 810
(58%)
2,285
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 546
(39%)
1,722
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 50
(4%)
223
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

James M. Bennett High School is ranked 47th out of 0 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 (42.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 36.0%. 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

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

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

Compare James M. Bennett High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,356.2% 13.6:1
 
1,540.0% 15.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.0%
 
This School 42.4%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,406 15.4:1  
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