Benjamin Russell High School

Tel: (256)234-8611
Grades: 7-12

1,008 students

Benjamin Russell High School serves 1,008 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 42%.
Benjamin Russell High School operates within the Alexander City School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1008 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,008 students
Benjamin Russell High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Benjamin Russell High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Benjamin Russell High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Benjamin Russell High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Benjamin Russell High School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Benjamin Russell High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
39%
35%
Benjamin Russell High School Black (1989-2012)
White
58%
58%
Benjamin Russell High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Benjamin Russell High School Sch Ethnicity Benjamin Russell High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.52 0.55
Benjamin Russell High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
46%
51%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,170 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Alexander City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
7
Number of Students Managed 3,170 2,928
Graduation Rate 63% 72%
Alexander City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $29 MM
District Spending $31 MM $31 MM
Alexander City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,718 $9,620
Alexander City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,924 $10,180
Alexander City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alexander City Middle School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Alexander City Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alexander City Middle School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alexander City Alexander City Middle School
    359 State St
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8660
    0.5  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Alexander City Nathaniel H Stephens Elementary School
    851 Laurel St
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8631
    1.2  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  3-4
  • Alexander City William L Radney Elementary School
    140 Alison Dr
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8636
    1.2  mi  |  492  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Alexander City Jim Pearson Elementary School
    1240 Scott Rd
    Alexander City , AL , 35010
    (256)234-8625
    1.4  mi  |  698  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Dadeville Councill Middle School
    254 Leach St
    Dadeville , AL , 36853
    (256)825-2846
    13.5  mi  |  342  students  |  Gr.  5-8

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Tallapoosa County, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.50, which is lower than the Alabama average of 0.55. The most diverse school district in Tallapoosa County is Alexander City School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.