Benjamin Russell High School

  • Benjamin Russell High School serves 876 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 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%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Russell High School's student population of 876 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 15% 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 bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#1097 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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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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Diversity Score0.540.59
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Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
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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

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