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Benson High School

Public | 9-12 | 382 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2006

The teachers are wonderful and extremely skilled in the classes they teach. They provide a caring and safe environment for our children (young adults) to learn in. Classes are all taught by highly skilled educators. I have been involved with my daughters classwork and teachers and have always felt welcome in the classrooms. I would highly recommend this school for anyone that have children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Quality is fairly good, but as a parent I'm concerned that way too many classes do not have enough books for each student to be able to take home to do their homework and for me as a parent to review and better understand what they are currently studing. I repeatedly have encountered difficulty with teachers not keeping accurate records that we have had to photocopy work before our children have submitted to confirm they did the work and received credit. There appears to be little, if any type of oversight and/or discipline which can be utilized to threat the teachers to get their attention that they have a serious job to perform and are touching young lifes which will affect their future. Continually hear of disrespect by the teachers toward students - if they don't like their job, then move on!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 42%
Hispanic 19% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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360 S. Patagonia
Benson, AZ 85602
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Phone: (520) 720-6700

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