Benson Middle School serves 285 students in grades 5-8.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is equal to the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 5-8
- Enrollment: 285 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 31%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AZ
- Math Proficiency: 29% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 39% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Benson Middle School's student population of 285 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Benson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benson Middle School is 0.47, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#781 out of 1854 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
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), AZ Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Benson Middle School's ranking?
Benson Middle School is ranked #781 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Benson Middle School?
285 students attend Benson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Benson Middle School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Middle School?
Benson Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Benson Middle School offer ?
Benson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Benson Middle School part of?
Benson Middle School is part of Benson Unified School District (79226).
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