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

4515 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 273 students in grades 7-12, Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50% in AK)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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 273 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
273 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. ranks within the bottom 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is 0.84, 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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#268 out of 459 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h., with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. 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 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. 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 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
20%
22%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
4%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
8%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
7%
2%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of Black public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
20%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of White public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
17%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Hawaiian students in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Two or more races
21%
13%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alaska.
0.84
This chart displays the diversity score of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45-49%
78%
This chart displays graduation rate of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and public school graduation rate of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
39%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
61%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. 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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h.'s ranking?
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is ranked #268 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h.?
The graduation rate of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is 45-49%, which is lower than the Alaska state average of 78%.
How many students attend Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h.?
273 students attend Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h..
What is the racial composition of the student body?
21% of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. students are Two or more races, 20% of students are American Indian, 20% of students are White, 17% of students are Hawaiian, 11% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h.?
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. offer ?
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. offers enrollment in grades 7-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. part of?
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is part of Anchorage School District.
In what neighborhood is Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. located?
Benson Secondary/s.e.a.r.c.h. is located in the Basher neighborhood of Anchorage, AK.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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