Benjamin Russell High School

Benjamin Russell High School serves 974 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Benjamin Russell High School operates within the Alexander City School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 974 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 974 students
Benjamin Russell High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Benjamin Russell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Benjamin Russell High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Benjamin Russell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Benjamin Russell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
38%
34%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
60%
57%
Benjamin Russell High School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Benjamin Russell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.50 0.32
Benjamin Russell High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
54%
52%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,087 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,084 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,966 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Alexander City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
7
Number of Students Managed 3,087 3,026
Alexander City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 78% 74%
Alexander City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $30 MM
Alexander City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $30 MM $30 MM
Alexander City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,084 $10,181
Alexander City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,966 $10,301
Alexander City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Tallapoosa Co Alternative School (13.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alexander City Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nathaniel H Stephens Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alexander CityAlexander City Middle School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 493 students359 State St
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8660
    0.57-8493
  • Alexander CityNathaniel H Stephens Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 3-4 | 453 students851 Laurel St
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8631
    1.23-4453
  • Alexander CityWilliam L Radney Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 438 students140 Alison Dr
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8636
    1.25-6438
  • Alexander CityJim Pearson Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-2 | 729 students1240 Scott Rd
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8625
    1.4KG-2729
  • DadevilleCouncill Middle School
    13.5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 312 students254 Leach St
    DadevilleAL 36853
    (256)825-2846
    13.56-8312

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