Benton Community School District

Annual Report to the Community

Quality Education for a Lifetime of Learning

Points of Pride

There are so many things we have to be proud about as Bobcats. If you have a celebration you'd like added, please email aupah@benton.k12.ia.us.

Quick Facts

Enrollment

2018-2019


Atkins Elementary: 297

Benton High School: 471

Benton Middle School: 222

Keystone Elementary: 130

Norway Intermediate: 329

Total: 1449

Summary of Certified Staff (FTE)

2018-2019


BA Level: 34.8 31%

BA + 12 Level: 93.5 8.5%

BA + 24 Level: 8 7.1%

MA Level: 29.8 26.6%

MA + 15 Level: 16 16.1%

MA + 30 Level: 5 4.5%

MA + 45 Level: 7 6.2%

Rate Data

2017-2018


Special Education Students: 10.00% (2018-2019)

Graduation rate: 93.3%

Drop -out rate 7 -12: 1.83%

Average Class Size K -6: 22.2 (2018-2019)

K-12 Daily Average Attendance: 94.5%

Food Service/Transportation Data

2018-2019


Free/Reduced Lunch %: 23.566%

Average Lunches Served Daily: 956

Total Number of Lunches Served: 191,192

Average Breakfast Served Daily: 154

Total Number of Breakfasts Served: 30,696

Average Number of Students Transported: 1,460

Average Daily Miles Driven: 1,920

Financial Data

District Cost Per Pupil for 2020: $6935


Tax Summary


  • General Fund Levy Rate 2020: 10.05108 per $1000
  • Management Fund Levy Rate for 2020: .75942
  • Board Approved PPEL Levy Rate for 2020: 0.30903
  • Total Property Tax Rate FY 20: 10.69011
  • STATE Average Property Tax Rate FY 19: 13.62
  • Income Surtax Rate FY 20 Instructional Support: 4%
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Learning Environment

Benton Community continues to upgrade, maintain and expand facilities to support the district mission and to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, and community. BC is also in its sixth year of implementing PBIS. Flexible seating has been added in different rooms in all buildings throughout our system.

Programs

Benton Community programs provide educational and extracurricular opportunities tailored to meet the needs of our students. Developing life-long learners is one of our core values. Last academic year (2018-2019), Benton Community enrolled 165 students in 389 sections of college credit courses (284 Arts/Science Transfer Level, 78 CTE, and 27 alternative concurrent ). This totaled 1,169 credit hours and was a tuition savings to families of $197,561.

Staff Development

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Board of Education Directors

Roy Becker - District 1


Theresa Thompson - District 2


Matt Nolte - District 3


Patrick Stepanek - President - District 4


Theresa Ludeking - District 5


Wayne Reinhardt - Vice President - District 6


Shannon Feuerbach - District 7

District Administration

Rob Arnold - Middle School Principal/Associate High School Principal


Dr. James Bieschke - High School Principal


Phillip Eastman - Norway Intermediate Principal


Doug Embray - Associate Superintendent


Dr. Pamela Ewell - Superintendent


Ryan Junge - Keystone Elementary Principal


Shawn Pfiffner - Activities Director/Assistant Principal


Anna Upah - Curriculum & Instructional Services Director


Jason West - Atkins Elementary Principal

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Benton Community School District

Quality Education for a Lifetime of Learning

A Place to Belong