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

4515 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
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 bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
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 Placements

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. places 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.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students277 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#234 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.860.71
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Graduation Rate
40-44%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is Highland Academy Charter (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Scenic Park Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Anchorage Scenic Park Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 453 students
    0.7 miles
    3933 Patterson Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1650
    0.7 PK-6 453
  • Anchorage Baxter Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 362 students
    1.0 miles
    2991 Baxter Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1750
    1 PK-6 362
  • Anchorage Highland Academy Charter Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 161 students
    1.1 miles
    5530 E Northern Lights Ste 1
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-1700
    1.1 6-12 161
  • Anchorage Alaska State School For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-12 | 33 students
    1.2 miles
    5530 E Northern Lights Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 742-4243
    1.2 PK-12 33
  • Anchorage College Gate Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
    1.2 miles
    3101 Sunflower St
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 742-1500
    1.2 PK-6 345

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