Benson Unified School District (79226)

360 S Patagonia St
Benson, AZ 85602-6533
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Benson Unified School District (79226) ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,293 students in Benson Unified School District (79226). This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Benson Unified School District (79226) have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
1,293 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
73 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Benson Unified School District (79226), which is ranked within the top 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#275 out of 610 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benson Unified School District (79226), with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benson Unified School District (79226) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benson Unified School District (79226) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benson Unified School District (79226) and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.51
0.65
# American Indian Students
11 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
8 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
383 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
30%
47%
# Black Students
10 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
823 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
64%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
45 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
12
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
80
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
89
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
78
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
91
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
93
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
92
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
85
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
103
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
107
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
141
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
116
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
120
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
84
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
2
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,148 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,893 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$14 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benson Unified School District (79226) and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$14 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Benson Unified School District (79226) and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,148
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benson Unified School District (79226) and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,893
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benson Unified School District (79226) and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Benson Unified School District (79226) Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benson Digital Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
197 E 7th St
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6702
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: #22.
Benson Digital Learning Center Online
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
197 E 7th St
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6702
Grades: K-12
| 52 students
Rank: #33.
Benson Primary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
360 S Patagonia St
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6708
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #44.
Benson Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
360 S Patagonia St
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6800
Grades: 5-8
| 285 students
Rank: #55.
Benson High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
360 S Patagonia St
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6710
Grades: 9-12
| 383 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Benson Unified School District (79226)?
Benson Unified School District (79226) manages 5 public schools serving 1,293 students.
What is the rank of Benson Unified School District (79226)?
Benson Unified School District (79226) is ranked #273 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Benson Unified School District (79226)?
64% of Benson Unified School District (79226) students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Benson Unified School District (79226)?
Benson Unified School District (79226) has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is equal to the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Benson Unified School District (79226)'s spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,893 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,293 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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