Benson West Elementary School

  • Benson West Elementary School serves 632 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 72%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 82%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benson West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 33%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benson West Elementary School's student population of 632 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students632 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benson West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 918 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benson West Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall School Rank#832 out of 918 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
82%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
17%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Benson West Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Nebraska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
27%
7%
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White
35%
67%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benson West Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NE.
Diversity Score0.760.28
This chart display the diversity score of Benson West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Nebraska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOmaha School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

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