4515 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. serves 277 students in grades 7-12.
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. 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 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h.'s student population of 277 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
277 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. 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. is 0.86, 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 2017-2018 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%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
16%
23%
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Asian
7%
6%
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Hispanic
16%
7%
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Black
14%
3%
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White
19%
47%
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Hawaiian
11%
3%
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Two or more races
17%
11%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.86
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Graduation Rate
35-39%
79%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 277 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 35-39% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.86 (Top 5%)

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