Benson Unified School District (79226)

360 S Patagonia St
Benson, AZ 85602-6533
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 3 public high schools serving 480 students in Benson Unified School District (79226). This district's average high testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in Arizona.
Public High Schools in Benson Unified School District (79226) have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Arizona public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Public High School in Benson Unified School District (79226) have a Graduation Rate of 87%, which is more than the Arizona average of 76%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Benson High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Arizona or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public high school average of 63% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
5 Schools
920 Schools
# Students
1,293 Students
432,499 Students
# Teachers
73 Teachers
15,769 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.
This School District
State Average (AZ)
#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.
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.
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.
≥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:

0.51
0.66
# American Indian Students
11 Students
21,312 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
8 Students
15,628 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
383 Students
193,209 Students
% Hispanic Students
30%
45%
# Black Students
10 Students
24,361 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
823 Students
160,924 Students
% White Students
64%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
1,731 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
45 Students
15,240 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
12
306
# Students in K Grade:
80
4,681
# Students in 1st Grade:
89
4,965
# Students in 2nd Grade:
78
5,168
# Students in 3rd Grade:
91
5,184
# Students in 4th Grade:
93
5,317
# Students in 5th Grade:
92
6,462
# Students in 6th Grade:
85
9,237
# Students in 7th Grade:
103
12,848
# Students in 8th Grade:
107
13,633
# 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
1

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 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 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 High 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 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

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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%
  • : ≥95% (Top 1% in AZ)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 28% (Top 50%)
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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