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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Benjamin Russell High School is a public school located in Alexander City, AL. It has 892 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
Address
225 Heard Blvd
Alexander City, AL 35010
Telephone
(256) 234-8611
Website
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Benjamin Russell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
139 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$32,337
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$601
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Football games
    37%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Band
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Track
    7%
  • All athletics activities
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
892
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,195
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.8%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,027/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Not only does BR focus on high quality academics and competitive athletics, they do a great job with training students on soft skills and student leadership. Things like senior blitz, student-led conferences, and Men & Women, etc... helps students prepare for life after high school!
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Benjamin Russell High School is an amazing place to go to school especially if your are a determined student. Their are amazing teachers such as Emily Sassano and they are all determined to see you succeed. Almost all of the kids I know at the school are planning to obtain at least a associates degree at our local community college. Career tech classes at Benjamin Russell are defiantly something to brag about. Every day I receive hands on experience in classes such as shop(agriscience) and in art. Sports at Benjamin Russell are average and are glorified. Ben Russell is an exceptional school and is a great place to send your kids if your are academically focused and are planning to attend an amazing college!
Overall, Benjamin Russell is very college and career oriented. We are offered several opportunities preparing us for life after Benjamin Russell. There's something for everyone here, from arts to athletics to engineering programs. There's nothing better than a BR Friday night football game!