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
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
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 increased by 6% over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
5%
Black
39%
35%
White
58%
58%
Unknown
2%
n/a
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.52
0.55
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,170 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has increased from 0% 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%
District Total Revenue $30 MM
n/a
District Spending $31 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $8,718
$0
District Spending / Student $8,924
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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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