|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Messiah Lutheran School 0.5 miles||n/a|
|Center Place Restoration School 1.2 miles||n/a|
|Bryant Elementary School 1.3 miles|
|Santa FE Trail Elementary School 1.3 miles|
|Glendale Elementary School 1.4 miles|
In 2011, Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Missouri average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Independence 30 School District
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in math and in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in communication arts. Districts have the option to assess students in science in grades 3, 7 and 10, and social studies in grades 4, 8 and 11 on a voluntary basi
Students receive a score of below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.