Benjamin Rush Middle School

  • Benjamin Rush Middle School serves 377 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Benjamin Rush Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Rush Middle School's student population of 377 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Rush Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Rush Middle School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1097 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
12%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
94%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.120.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRush County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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