Benjamin Russell High School

Grades: 6-12

995 students

Benjamin Russell High School serves 995 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% 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.

Overview

The student population of 995 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 995 students
Benjamin Russell High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Benjamin Russell High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Benjamin Russell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Benjamin Russell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (2003-2013)
Black
40%
34%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
59%
57%
Benjamin Russell High School White Students (1989-2013)
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 0.20
Benjamin Russell High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
41%
52%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,174 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,718 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,924 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Alexander City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
7
Number of Students Managed 3,174 2,979
Alexander City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $29 MM
Alexander City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM $31 MM
Alexander City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,718 $9,620
Alexander City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,924 $10,180
Alexander City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • Alexander CityAlexander City Middle School
    359 State St
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8660
    0.5 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 507 students                      
  • Alexander CityNathaniel H Stephens Elementary School
    851 Laurel St
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8631
    1.2 mi | Gr. 3-4 | 474 students                      
  • Alexander CityWilliam L Radney Elementary School
    140 Alison Dr
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8636
    1.2 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 457 students                      
  • Alexander CityJim Pearson Elementary School
    1240 Scott Rd
    Alexander CityAL 35010
    (256)234-8625
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 741 students                      
  • DadevilleCouncill Middle School
    254 Leach St
    DadevilleAL 36853
    (256)825-2846
    13.5 mi | Gr. 5-8 | 348 students                      

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