Benson Secondary

1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 375 students in grades 6-12, Benson Secondary ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5% in MN)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benson Secondary ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Benson Secondary's student population of 375 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
375 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Benson Secondary ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Benson Secondary is 0.27, 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
This School
State Level (MN)
#1352 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30%
45%
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35%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
10%
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Black
2%
12%
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White
85%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.27
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≥95%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benson Secondary's ranking?
Benson Secondary is ranked #1352 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Benson Secondary?
The graduation rate of Benson Secondary is 95%, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 84%.
How many students attend Benson Secondary?
375 students attend Benson Secondary.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Benson Secondary students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Secondary?
Benson Secondary has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Benson Secondary offer ?
Benson Secondary offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Benson Secondary part of?
Benson Secondary is part of Benson Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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