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).
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
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.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#83 out of 461 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education
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