Benton Elementary School



Benton Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benton Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 25
K 60
1 49
2 60
3 50
4 47
5 39
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benton Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Nicholson, GA in the Jackson County School District. It enrolls 330 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benton Elementary School is the 1,255th largest public school in Georgia and the 38,514th largest nationally. It has 12.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 330
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 38,514th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Georgia: 1,255th out of 1,344
Student/Teacher Rank in Georgia: 44th out of 1,342
Full Time Teacher Rank in Georgia: 1,137th out of 1,342

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Benton Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 167
(51%)
2,707
(51%)
 Female 163
(49%)
2,614
(49%)

Benton Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 222
(67%)
4,174
(78%)
 Hispanic 81
(25%)
635
(12%)
 Black 12
(4%)
226
(4%)
 Asian 10
(3%)
118
(2%)
 Two or More 5
(2%)
155
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
11
(0%)

Benton Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 241
(73%)
2,472
(46%)
 Not Eligible 66
(20%)
2,405
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(7%)
444
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,340 ranked schools in Georgia, Benton Elementary School is ranked 1,009th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benton Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.0%) is higher than the state average of 62.6%. 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 Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 293
2006 284
2007 292
2008 333
2009 331
2010 329
2011 322
2012 330

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.8
2006 11.1
2007 11.7
2008 11.3
2009 13.2
2010 12.9
2011 11.3
2012 12

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6518771331058
2006 0.66901408450704
2007 0.68835616438356
2008 0.75675675675676
2009 0.74924471299094
2010 0.73252279635258
2011 0.72981366459627
2012 0.8

Compare Benton Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,200.0% 12.0:1
 
1,448.8% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 62.6%
 
This School 80.0%
 

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Benton Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 330 12:1  
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Public PK - 05 544 13.3:1 7 miles
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Public 06 - 08 633 14.2:1 9 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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