Benton Elementary is an educational institution that provides a range of academic services to more than 200 students in grades two and three. It offers classes in reading, writing, science, math, English, music, social studies, computer technology, physical education and language arts. The school provides Title I, accelerated reader and special education programs for gifted and talented students. It additionally offers speech therapy for students with special needs. The school It maintains a library media center that stocks books, periodicals and newspapers, as well as provides links to search engines. It also operates a parent-teacher organization that encourages parental involvement in children s education. The school s staff includes custodians, secretaries, nurses, counselors and paraprofessionals. It is a part of Nevada R-5 School District, which governs various elementary, middle and high schools. Benton Elementary is located in Nevada, Mo.