225 Heard Blvd
Alexander City, AL 35010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Benjamin Russell High School serves 807 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Russell High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

School Overview

Benjamin Russell High School's student population of 807 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
807 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Russell High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Russell High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#666 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
9%
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Black
38%
32%
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White
58%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
91%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   3/22/2022
this school is not for the faint of heart. there are bullying, vandalism, and other problems here. I have made many good friends and the honors course is amazing, but the regular course is ok.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - student of this school
3   6/25/2020
I like this school because you get a grade.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - tamirra tellis
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
- Posted by Teacher - arcdr

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 807 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52

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