Benson Secondary



Benson Secondary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benson Secondary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 79
8 65
9 54
10 56
11 71
12 59

Benson Secondary is a public high school of the Benson Public School District located in Benson, MN. It has 384 students in grades 7th through 12th. Benson Secondary is the 214th largest public high school in Minnesota and the 12,913th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.2 to 1.

Total Students: 384
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 26.97
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 12,913th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 214th out of 922
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 460th out of 833
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 206th out of 833

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Benson Secondary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 193
(50%)
216
(50%)
 Female 191
(50%)
218
(50%)

Benson Secondary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 351
(91%)
380
(88%)
 Hispanic 22
(6%)
31
(7%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
10
(2%)
 Black 3
(1%)
8
(2%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
3
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Benson Secondary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 273
(71%)
280
(65%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 68
(18%)
105
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 43
(11%)
49
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Benson Secondary is ranked 253rd out of 848 ranked schools in Minnesota, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benson Secondary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 34.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Benson Secondary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 520
2006 512
2007 475
2008 469
2009 464
2010 459
2011 428
2012 408
2013 393
2014 372
2015 384

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 14.5
2007 13.3
2008 13.5
2009 13.5
2010 13.4
2011 12.9
2012 12.9
2013 14.8
2014 13.8
2015 14.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.25
2006 0.279296875
2007 0.23789473684211
2008 0.23880597014925
2009 0.25862068965517
2010 0.29847494553377
2011 0.27570093457944
2012 0.24264705882353
2013 0.20101781170483
2014 0.21236559139785
2015 0.2890625

Compare Benson Secondary to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,420.0% 14.2:1
 
1,581.9% 15.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.9%
 
State Average 34.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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