Benson Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,193 students in Benson Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Benson Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Benson Unified School District are Benson Primary School, Benson High School and San Pedro Valley High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Benson Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Benson Unified School District 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Benson Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
5 Schools
2,350 Schools
# Students
1,193 Students
1,105,218 Students
# Teachers
66 Teachers
47,587 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Benson Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 620 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#223 out of 640 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benson Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benson Unified   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benson Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.47
0.65
# American Indian Students
5 Students
61,491 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
6%
# Asian Students
8 Students
31,838 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
314 Students
497,757 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
45%
# Black Students
21 Students
58,207 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
814 Students
417,623 Students
% White Students
68%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
3,983 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
21 Students
33,882 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
12
12,624
# Students in K Grade:
92
79,836
# Students in 1st Grade:
82
80,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
84
81,293
# Students in 3rd Grade:
94
84,898
# Students in 4th Grade:
93
87,786
# Students in 5th Grade:
95
88,387
# Students in 6th Grade:
105
87,202
# Students in 7th Grade:
87
86,107
# Students in 8th Grade:
88
85,623
# Students in 9th Grade:
112
85,693
# Students in 10th Grade:
78
83,671
# Students in 11th Grade:
71
77,920
# Students in 12th Grade:
100
83,263
# Ungraded Students:
-
328

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,422 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,358. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,233 is less than the state median of $10,827. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$12 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benson Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$11 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Benson Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,422
$11,358
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benson Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,233
$10,827
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benson Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Benson Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benson Primary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 552 students
Rank: #22.
Benson High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
360 S. Patagonia
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 338 students
Rank: #33.
San Pedro Valley High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
197 E. 7th Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6726
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
Rank: #44.
Benson Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 280 students
197 E. 7th St.
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6728
Grades: 5-12
| 7 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,193 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47

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