Benjamin Russell High School

225 Heard Blvd
Alexander City, AL 35010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
2.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Benjamin Russell High School serves 876 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Russell High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Benjamin Russell High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Benjamin Russell High School's student population of 876 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students876 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

Benjamin Russell High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Russell High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#446 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
38%
33%
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White
56%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.540.59
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlexander City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Russell High School is Dadeville High School (13.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alexander City Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nathaniel H Stephens Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alexander City Alexander City Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 440 students
    0.5 miles
    359 State St
    Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-8660
    0.5 7-8 440
  • Alexander City Nathaniel H Stephens Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-4 | 505 students
    1.2 miles
    851 Laurel St
    Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-8631
    1.2 3-4 505
  • Alexander City William L Radney Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 425 students
    1.2 miles
    140 Allison Drive
    Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-8636
    1.2 5-6 425
  • Alexander City Jim Pearson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 816 students
    1.4 miles
    1240 Scott Rd
    Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-8625
    1.4 PK-2 816
  • Dadeville Dadeville Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 678 students
    13.6 miles
    670 E Columbus St
    Dadeville, AL 36853
    (256) 825-6811
    13.6 PK-6 678

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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As a drivers training instructor in Michigan, I saw your clip "Get the Message" on Youtube. Loved it. Is there any way I could get a copy of this to show in my classroom. Thanks and keep up the great work!!! Rhonda
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