Benton Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Columbia

District Profile

600 Green Acres Rd

Benton, PA 17814-7603

Phone 570-925-6651

Fax 570-925-6973

Includes the municipalities of Benton Borough, Benton Township, Fishingcreek Township, Jackson Township, Stillwater Borough, Sugarloaf Township.

Square Miles

97.17

Students Enrolled

644

Total Number of Schools:

3
  • Appleman El Sch (K-6)
  • Benton Area HS (9-12)
  • Benton Area MS (7-8)

School district: light blue; Administrative office: medium blue circle; County(ies) served: green dashes.

Total Students

644

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.47%
Asian
0.62%
Black
0.78%
Latino
2.02%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.40%
White
94.72%

Gender

Male
51.09%
Female
48.91%

Other Statistics

Special Education
16.34%
English Learner
0.31%

Financials

Median Household Income

$54,385.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $6,525,044.51 50.97%
State Revenues $6,007,602.45 46.92%
Federal $268,852.49 2.10%
Other N/A N/A

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$4,473,180.73
Property Values Within District
$161,100.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

97.37%

Rigorous Courses

9
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

50.00%
College/University
5.26%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 75.47% 73.59% N/A
Grade 4 67.50% 57.50% 95.00%
Grade 5 65.57% 31.15% N/A
Grade 6 68.29% 31.71% N/A
Grade 7 67.24% 31.03% N/A
Grade 8 72.50% 40.00% 70.00%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 81.48% 90.74% 85.19%

Staff

64

Teachers

5

Administrators

30

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

10:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: James Geffken

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Carl Osborg
Board President
8 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Matt Yoder
Board Vice President
3 2019-2023
Jacob Canouse
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

George Griffith
8 2021-2025
Bruce Hess
16 2022-2023
Dr. Dave Lapinski
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Tyler Miller
1 2021-2025
William Pasukinis
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Michael Vogt
2 2021-2025

* In accordance with Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019, school board directors are required to complete approved training starting in the 2018-2019 school year. School board directors who began their term in 2017 are permitted to take this training, but it is not required. School board directors who began their term after July 1, 2018 are required to complete an initial 5 hours of new school director training and at the beginning of each subsequent election, 3 hours of advanced school director training. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and ongoing.