Benjamin Russell High School

  • Benjamin Russell High School serves 974 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
  • Benjamin Russell High School operates within the Alexander City School District.
  • Alexander City School District's 78% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 974 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students974 students
Benjamin Russell High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Benjamin Russell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Benjamin Russell High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeBenjamin Russell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
Benjamin Russell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Benjamin Russell High School Asian Students (1998-2012)
Hispanic
2%
6%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
38%
33%
Benjamin Russell High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
60%
56%
Benjamin Russell High School White Students (1991-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBenjamin Russell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.500.58
Benjamin Russell High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
46%
47%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Benjamin Russell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Alexander City School District's student population of 3,102 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 78% has increased from 62% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,716 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,590 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District NameAlexander City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
6
Number of Students Managed3,1022,879
Alexander City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate78%74%
Alexander City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$31 MM$30 MM
Alexander City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$30 MM$30 MM
Alexander City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,716$10,181
Alexander City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,590$10,301
Alexander City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  10/1/2011
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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