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Meet Our Principal
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My name is Dr. Keisha Hamby, and I am honored to be the principal at Benton Elementary School.  I am a proud product of Polk County Schools, from kindergarten to graduating from Polk County High School.  My bachelor’s degree was earned from Lee University, my master’s and specialist degrees from Lincoln Memorial University, and my doctorate degree from Liberty University.  I have spent 11 years here at BES as a classroom teacher and interventionist.  I am thrilled to lead a team of dedicated teachers and staff with the same goal of providing knowledge, guidance, and support for all of our students.  Polk County is a special place for me and my family.  I take pride in helping our students be successful in whatever the future holds.  
My goals are simple: provide a well-rounded education, foster a safe and loving environment, and guide character development.  Students at Benton Elementary will experience rigor in their classwork. Still, they will also learn how to work well with others, be respectful, and develop the character needed to be a successful product of Polk County.  Our school is the BESt around, and we look forward to welcoming families that wish to join us here in Polk County!

     The mission of Benton Elementary School is for all students to be proficient and beyond in reading and math, according to the Tennessee Standards. Students will be prepared to make a contribution to society with a solid educational foundation, a strong sense of self-worth, and a lifelong quest for learning.

Our Mission

     The vision of Benton Elementary School is that all students are empowered to face the choices, challenges, and cultural diversity of the 21st Century. Parents, community, faculty, and staff will work collaboratively in the pursuit of excellence for our school.

Our Vision

BES Photo Gallery

BES Science Night
BES Science Night
Into the Book Night
Kindergarten Nature Walk
5th Grade Art Project
Fifth Grade Art Project
Kindergarten Nature Walk
Student Art Activity
Library STEM Project
Back to School Fair
Back to School Fair
Back to School Fair
Science Activity
Afterschool Science
Benton Elementary School

215 Schoolhouse Hill Dr.

PO Box 190

Benton, TN 37307


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