Benjamin Russell High School

  • Benjamin Russell High School serves 892 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Russell High School's student population of 892 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students892 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Russell High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Russell High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#807 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
38%
33%
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White
59%
55%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benjamin Russell High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.510.34
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Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlexander City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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