Benton High School



Benton High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benton 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
9 258
10 237
11 192
12 193

Benton High School is a public high school of the St. Joseph School District located in St. Joseph, MO. It has 880 students in grades 9th through 12th. Benton High School is the 115th largest public high school in Missouri and the 6,662nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.1 to 1.

Total Students: 880
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 58.22

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Benton High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 458
(52%)
2,597
(51%)
 Female 422
(48%)
2,471
(49%)

Benton High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 752
(85%)
4,107
(81%)
 Hispanic 57
(6%)
307
(6%)
 Black 54
(6%)
467
(9%)
 Two or More 7
(1%)
89
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
65
(1%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
22
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
11
(0%)

Benton High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 423
(48%)
2,413
(48%)
 Not Eligible 387
(44%)
2,330
(46%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 70
(8%)
325
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Benton High School is ranked 54th out of 0 ranked schools in Missouri, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benton High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.0%) is higher than the state average of 40.3%. 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.

Benton High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 889
2006 879
2007 860
2008 852
2009 896
2010 875
2011 882
2012 880

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 16
2007 14.6
2008 14.6
2009 15.7
2010 15.9
2011 16.2
2012 15.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.44094488188976
2006 0.44141069397042
2007 0.4406976744186
2008 0.46948356807512
2009 0.51339285714286
2010 0.544
2011 0.55442176870748
2012 0.56022727272727

Compare Benton High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,388.9% 13.9:1
 
1,510.0% 15.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 56.0%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Benton High School
St. Joseph, MO
Public 09 - 12 880 15.1:1  
Spring Garden Middle School
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Public 07 - 08 412 13.5:1 1 miles
South Park Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 55 6:1 2 miles
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Central High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,563 13.2:1 4 miles
Riverside Junior High School
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Public 07 - 08 110 9.6:1 4 miles
Bishop Leblond High School
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Private 09 - 12 228 14:1 5 miles
Bode Middle School
St. Joseph, MO
Public 07 - 08 544 14.3:1 5 miles
Lafayette High School
St. Joseph, MO
Public 09 - 12 839 15.4:1 5 miles
St Joseph Christian School
St. Joseph, MO
Private PK - 12 302 11:1 7 miles
Mid-Buchanan Senior High School
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Public 07 - 12 311 10.1:1 7 miles
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