Welcome to Benton Elementary School
Benton Elementary School…Student Success through Leadership, Character, and Performance.
The mission of Benton Elementary is to provide and support challenging and rigorous educational opportunities to ensure academic excellence for all students in a safe and caring learning environment.
Providing a highly effective, committed staff and resources needed to achieve high expectations. Providing a safe, clean, nurturing, and respectful environment. Providing rigorous and challenging standards based curriculum guided by data and research-based best instructional practices. Develop a mutual respect for and partnership among all stakeholders.
Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) during April 22nd-30th. Results will be used for instructional improvement planning and evaluation of various programs. Keep in mind that third grade students who do not pass the reading portion of the CRCT will be considered for retention. Fifth grade students who do not pass both the reading and math portions will be considered for retention. Students who do not obtain a passing score will retake the CRCT during May 19-21.
In addition to the regular instruction, teachers have prepared students for the format of the test using released test material. To ensure that your child does his/her personal best, you can give support in the following ways:
Avoid any unnecessary absences, tardies, or early check-outs. Valuable instruction is lost to your child when any portion of the instructional day is missed. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m.
Students typically do much better when they test with their peers rather than in a make-up session. We encourage daily attendance on April 22nd-30th.
Encourage your child to do his/her personal best, but avoid undue stress. Too much stress is counter productive.
As always, we want to thank you for your support throughout the year. We look forward to the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call.
Tuesday, April 22nd- Reading CRCT
Wednesday, April 23rd-Language Arts CRCT
Thursday, April 24th- Math CRCT
Tuesday, April 29th- Science CRCT
Wednesday, April 30th-Social Studies CRCT
CRCT Breakfast for BES Students
During CRCT testing days, we will offer FREE breakfast for all students at BES (Pre-K - 5th Grade). Please plan for your child to eat breakfast with us on these days.
Tuesday, April 22nd - Sausage Biscuit
Wednesday, April 23rd - Chicken Biscuit
Thursday, April 24th - Steak Biscuit
Tuesday, April 29th - Sausage Biscuit
Friday, April 30th - Chicken Biscuit
BES 2014 Title I Award Winning School
Principal Pam Shields and Assistant Principal Shirley White proudly display their 2014 Title I Reward School Flag given by the State DOE. Benton Elementary was recognized as a 2014 Title I Reward School by ranking in the top 5% of highest performing Title I Schools.
Click here to read the letter from the State Title Director
BES Enjoys Read Across America
Benton Elementary Students enjoyed Read Across America on Friday, February 28th. Click the link below to see our exciting day!