Benson Area Learning Center serves 21 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- School Type: Alternative school
- Grades: 7-12
- Enrollment: 21 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
- Minority Enrollment: 33%
- Graduation Rate: ≥50% (Btm 50% in MN)
- Math Proficiency: <50% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: <50% (Top 1%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education
Benson Area Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:
Benson Area Learning Center's student population of 21 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
The diversity score of Benson Area Learning Center is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 59% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Benson Area Learning Center?
The graduation rate of Benson Area Learning Center is 50%, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 84%.
How many students attend Benson Area Learning Center?
21 students attend Benson Area Learning Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Benson Area Learning Center students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Area Learning Center?
Benson Area Learning Center has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Benson Area Learning Center offer ?
Benson Area Learning Center offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Benson Area Learning Center part of?
Benson Area Learning Center is part of Benson Public School District.
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