Benson Magnet High School

5120 Maple St
Omaha, NE 68104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Benson Magnet High School serves 1,545 students in grades 9-12.
Benson Magnet High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 69% (Btm 50% in NE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benson Magnet High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Benson Magnet High School's student population of 1,545 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,545 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Benson Magnet High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benson Magnet High School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#890 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
22%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
21%
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Black
34%
7%
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White
17%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Graduation Rate
69%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benson Magnet High School's ranking?
Benson Magnet High School is ranked #890 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Benson Magnet High School?
The graduation rate of Benson Magnet High School is 69%, which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 85%.
How many students attend Benson Magnet High School?
1,545 students attend Benson Magnet High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of Benson Magnet High School students are Black, 22% of students are Asian, 19% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Magnet High School?
Benson Magnet High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Benson Magnet High School offer ?
Benson Magnet High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Benson Magnet High School part of?
Benson Magnet High School is part of Omaha Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 69% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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