Our elementary schools average 19 students per classroom. For next year, we anticipate an additional section of Kindergarten and 1st grade!
Focus on Literacy
Our district participates in the Literacy Project, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education. We are focusing on literacy and reading in our elementary classrooms and will provide acceleration and enrichment for our students K-6th .
We are a one-to-one laptop or iPad school for all of our students. Students use either Chromebooks or iPads, depending on their age.
"To the entire Bobcat Nation, I am excited and honored to be selected as your next activities director. I look forward to serving the Benton Community School District soon. Go Bobcats!"
- Craig Huegel, Activites Director and Assistant HS Principal
My family moved away from the Benton CSD last year in July. We missed everything about Benton Community Schools & the opportunities they provide for our own children both academically and socially. It is an honor to be able to return as a teacher and provide those same opportunities to all students.
- Cynda Mehlert - Alternative Kindergarten Teacher
Benton is such a caring and compassioniate district all the way down from the teachers to students. I'm really excited to be a Bobcat. I played football in college at Cornell. I have been involved and part of sports since I was a child, I truly love being a part of athletics.
- Chris Chapman, Elementary & Secondary PE, Coach
I loved student teaching at Benton Middle & High School and I am so excited to be part of the community! I spent the last ten years performing on cruise ships & living in NYC performing and teaching yoga. I am excited to share my experiences & learn from the students at Norway!
- Kelsey Madsen, 4-6 grade Music & Technology Teacher
I graduated from Benton in 2010 and am excited to be a Bobcat again! I am a Mom of 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 1. We are looking forward to lots of time together this summer.
- Abbey Neve, High School Spanish
I grew up a Bobcat and am excited to be back! My family and I will be moving to our century farm and will enjoy country living soon! I have admired all of the wonderful things happening at Benton from afar and now look forward to actually being part of this special community!
- Tammy Franck, Kindergarten Teacher
"The Benton Community wrestling program has a ton of positive momentum because of the hard work of our wrestlers, and the culture that's been created within our program. Our program is full of unbelievable people and I couldn't be more excited to help keep this thing rolling!
- Gene Pilcher, Head Wrestling Coach
I am excited to be here at Benton and to get started working with the girls. I am looking forward to the season and a great summer with the coaches & players.
- Jordon Pilcher, Varsity Softball Coach
Benton CSD is a big part of the community and a major reason we chose to raise our family here. After coaching HS Baseball for 6 years early in my career, it is exciting to be back around the kids on the diamond.
- Dave Kaestner, Asst Varsity Baseball coach
I am the long term substitute teacher for the remainder of the school year. I am finishing up my education at the University of Northern Iowa. I am from Cedar Rapids and am a Mom of 5 girls. In my free time, I enjoy coaching Special Olympics and spending time with family.
- Tiffany Shelton, High School Substitute History Teacher