4515 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School serves 269 students in grades 7-12.
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 269 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 35-39% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School's student population of 269 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
269 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School is 0.83, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#83 out of 461 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
25%
22%
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
6%
3%
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White
20%
47%
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Hawaiian
14%
3%
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Two or more races
21%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.83
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Graduation Rate
35-39%
79%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
61%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School's ranking?

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% AK state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% AK state average).

What is the graduation rate of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School?

The graduation rate of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School is 35-39%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 79%.

How many students attend Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School?

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

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

25% of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School students are American Indian, 21% of students are Two or more races, 20% of students are White, 14% of students are Hawaiian, 9% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School?

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 13:1.

What grades does Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School offer ?

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 269 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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