History

  • Benhaven School was established in 1924.  It is the oldest or 2nd oldest school in Harnett County depending on who you ask.  Nestled in the countryside the name Benhaven means "Hill of Refuge" which has been true for the 50,000+ students who have passed through its doors since Warren Harding was President.  Benhaven has been a 1st-12th  school, a 4-8 school, a 3-5 school and now is a PreK-5 Elementary School.

    Benhaven has 4 original buildings built in 1924, 1936 (the two-story building pictured on the website), 1946, and 1956.  In, 2004 Benhaven Elementary had 400 students, today we have 580 and counting! A new Benhaven Elementary School opened  August, 2018. The tradition of excellence continues at the new site.  Benhaven has great diversity among its students and staff and has been a regional leader for high student achievement.

    The parents at Benhaven are second to none and the collaboration between school and home have a direct effect on the schools continued success. Thanks for visiting our site.