Benson Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 812 students in Benson Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
Public Schools in Benson Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 59% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Benson Public School District are Northside Elementary School, Benson Area Learning Center and Heartland Girls Ranch. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Benson Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Benson Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MN)
# Schools
4 Schools
2,544 Schools
# Students
812 Students
872,755 Students
# Teachers
47 Teachers
53,334 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Benson Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 515 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MN)
Overall District Rank
#306 out of 522 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Benson Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benson Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benson Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Benson Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.32
0.57
# American Indian Students
2 Students
15,533 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
2%
# Asian Students
12 Students
61,043 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
90 Students
88,237 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
10%
# Black Students
16 Students
101,657 Students
% Black Students
2%
11%
# White Students
662 Students
555,545 Students
% White Students
82%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
825 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
30 Students
49,915 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
56
21,237
# Students in K Grade:
52
59,523
# Students in 1st Grade:
65
62,717
# Students in 2nd Grade:
38
62,188
# Students in 3rd Grade:
63
62,526
# Students in 4th Grade:
55
62,480
# Students in 5th Grade:
48
63,784
# Students in 6th Grade:
56
65,070
# Students in 7th Grade:
70
67,411
# Students in 8th Grade:
53
68,070
# Students in 9th Grade:
62
68,513
# Students in 10th Grade:
53
67,991
# Students in 11th Grade:
59
68,059
# Students in 12th Grade:
82
73,186
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,445 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,481. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,456 is higher than the state median of $14,746. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MN)
Total Revenue
$12 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Benson Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$13 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Benson Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,445
$14,481
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Benson Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,456
$14,746
This chart display average spending per public school student in Benson Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Benson Public School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northside Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 W Nevada Ave
Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-2710
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Benson Area Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-2710
Grades: 7-12
| 18 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Heartland Girls Ranch
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-2710
Grades: 7-12
| 18 students
Rank: #44.
Benson Secondary
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-2710
Grades: 6-12
| 399 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Benson Public School District
  • 1400 MONTANA AVE, BENSON, MN, 56215-1246
  • (320) 843-2710
  • benson.k12.mn.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 812 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in MN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32

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