Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School

4515 Campbell Airstrip Rd

Anchorage, AK 99507

Tel: (907)742-2050
  • Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School serves 251 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the AK average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School operates within the Anchorage School District.
  • Anchorage School District's 78% graduation rate is higher than the AK state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 251 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 251 students
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AK) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
15%
24%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
3%
6%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
14%
7%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
11%
3%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
34%
48%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
9%
3%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
14%
9%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.81 0.36
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
38%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

  • Anchorage School District's student population of 48,089 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 78% has increased from 74% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,786 in this district is less than the state average of $26,078. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,123 is less than the state average of $26,105. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Anchorage School District
Number of Schools
Managed
97
4
Number of Students Managed 48,089 399
Anchorage School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 78% 76%
Anchorage School District Graduation Rate (1996-2015)
District Total Revenue $770 MM $10 MM
Anchorage School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $787 MM $10 MM
Anchorage School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $15,786 $26,078
Anchorage School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $16,123 $26,105
Anchorage School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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