Benson Middle School

360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Benson Middle School serves 280 students in grades 6-8.
Benson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Benson Middle School's student population of 280 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Rankings

Benson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benson Middle School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#999 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
30%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
66%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.480.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenson Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benson Middle School is Benson High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is San Pedro Valley Online Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benson Primary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Benson Benson High School Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 338 students
    0.0 miles
    360 S. Patagonia
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 720-6700
    0 9-12 338
  • Benson Benson Primary School Math: 61% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 552 students
    0.0 miles
    360 S Patagonia Street
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 720-6750
    0 PK-5 552
  • Benson Ctd - Benson High School Vocational School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    360 S. Patagonia St.
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 586-2213
    0 9-12 n/a
  • Benson Ctd - Cochise Technology School Vocational School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1 student
    0.0 miles
    360 S. Patagonia Street
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 586-2213
    0 9-12 1
  • Benson San Pedro Valley High School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 16 students
    0.1 miles
    197 E. 7th Street
    Benson, AZ 85602
    (520) 720-6726
    0.1 9-12 16

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