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Benton Community School District


Benton Community School District is located in east Iowa. Benton Community School District has 332.61 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Benton Community School District population is 9,202. Benton Community School District median household income is $66,709 in 2010-2014. Benton Community School District median house value is $147,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Benton Community School District is much better than the state average in quality.

Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:6
Population9,202 (2010-2014), rank #64
Population Growth0.98% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:27.66/sq mi, rank #159
Median Household Income:$66,709 at 2010-2014—6.27% increase since 2005-2009, rank #38
Median House Price:$147,700 at 2010-2014—8.36% increase since 2005-2009, rank #69
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:332.61 sq mi, rank #9
Water Area:0.08 sq mi (0.02%), rank #283
County:Tama County, Iowa County, Benton County
City:Elberon, Marengo, Norway, Amana, Van Horne, Luzerne, Keystone, Watkins, Blairstown, Belle Plaine, Dysart, Fairfax, Atkins, Newhall, Shellsburg, Walford, Vinton, Garrison
Zip:52225, 52301, 52318, 52203, 52346, 52257, 52249, 52354, 52209, 52208, 52224, 52228, 52206, 52315, 52332, 52351, 52349, 52229
Area:Cedar Rapids, IA
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Benton Community School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

304 1st St
Van Horne IA, 52346, Benton County
Phone: 319-228-8701

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,6221,6231,6691,6771,7281,6821,657
English Language Learner Students:141244402
Total Teachers:113.42108.48113.01112.81122.60115.50124.10
Total Other Staff:90.0991.2487.8592.1897.00104.40100.10
Instructional Aides:27.9527.7526.0027.1323.0025.7026.80
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:1.600.
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:NA2.682.672.762.004.002.00
Secondary Guidance Counselors:NA1.361.331.
Other Guidance Counselors:4.04NANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:1.801.801.802.
Library/Media Support:0.500.500.
District Administrators:1.801.802.
District Administrative Support:6.506.506.506.505.005.005.00
School Administrators:5.406.
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:
Other Support Services:31.5033.8532.5535.5541.0041.0040.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.3014.9614.7714.8714.0914.5613.35


Atkins Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 4   217 4th Ave, Atkins IA 52206
Benton Community Middle School Grade 7 to Grade 8   600 1st St, Van Horne IA 52346
Benton Community Senior High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   600 1st St, Van Horne IA 52346
Keystone Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 6   280 4th St, Keystone IA 52249
Norway Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   100 School Dr, Norway IA 52318
Van Horne Elementary School Prekindergarten to Grade 2   101 3rd Ave, Van Horne IA 52346

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
IA Test
2012Math11th Grade% met std90.48%82.81%
2013Math11th Grade% met std89.66%82.19%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std84.13%83.97%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std87.93%83.26%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std76.27%79.02%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std78.10%77.80%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std80.51%76.41%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std76.19%76.30%
2012Math4th Grade% met std83.00%78.03%
2013Math4th Grade% met std88.39%79.00%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std76.00%74.25%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std77.68%75.51%
2012Math5th Grade% met std84.04%77.96%
2013Math5th Grade% met std75.00%79.10%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std85.11%74.27%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std70.83%75.72%
2012Math6th Grade% met std67.59%71.48%
2013Math6th Grade% met std77.17%73.04%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std69.44%64.44%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std73.91%65.78%
2012Math7th Grade% met std85.58%78.81%
2013Math7th Grade% met std72.00%78.31%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std74.04%67.39%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std72.00%68.56%
2012Math8th Grade% met std70.10%74.62%
2013Math8th Grade% met std83.00%74.59%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std70.10%66.08%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std75.76%66.34%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$18,509,000$11,090 $18,161,000$10,829 $16,509,000$9,554 
Total Expenditures:$19,545,000$11,711 $17,300,000$10,316 $19,851,000$11,488 
Total Current Expenditures:$14,182,000$8,497 $13,639,000$8,133 $13,535,000$7,833 
Instructional Expenditures:$9,112,000$5,46064.3%$8,728,000$5,20564.0%$8,639,000$4,99963.8%
Student and Staff Support:$472,000$2833.3%$432,000$2583.2%$521,000$3023.8%
Operations, Food, Other:$3,045,000$1,82421.5%$2,991,000$1,78421.9%$2,858,000$1,65421.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$4,002,000$2,398 $2,366,000$1,411 $5,255,000$3,041 
Construction:$3,357,000$2,011 $1,993,000$1,188 $4,880,000$2,824 
Total Other:$79,000$47 $24,000$14 $65,000$38 
Interest on Debt:$386,000$231 $398,000$237 $263,000$152 
Total Salary:$9,956,000$5,965 $9,740,000$5,808 $9,953,000$5,760 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$7,259,000$4,34972.9%$7,149,000$4,26373.4%$7,189,000$4,16072.2%
Other Salary:$2,697,000$1,61627.1%$2,591,000$1,54526.6%$2,764,000$1,60027.8%
Total Benefit:$1,730,000$1,037 $1,540,000$918 $1,456,000$843 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,190,000$71368.8%$1,097,000$65471.2%$1,032,000$59770.9%
Other Benefit:$540,000$32431.2%$443,000$26428.8%$424,000$24529.1%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:45.3%50.0%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:54.7%50.0%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:17.0 years16.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:17.3%19.7%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:20.0%19.7%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:22.7%21.1%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:28.0%27.6%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:12.0%11.8%
Mean Base Salary:$42,762.0$40,101.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$31,344.0$29,979.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$37,226.0$34,468.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$44,517.0$42,700.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$49,124.0$46,205.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$50,318.0$47,498.0

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