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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Benson Secondary School is an above average, public school located in Benson, MN. It has 342 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
19 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,281
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,300
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
342
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,391
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,371/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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Drugs are a huge problem in the school and it needs to be addressed. I wouldn't recommend anybody to send their children to Benson if you can help it. I recommend KMS instead.
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The school focuses a lot of money and attention on major sports, like basketball and football. However, sports like track & field, tennis, cross country, and golf get a lot less attention even when those sports are having great seasons. We have average school spirit. Football typically has the highest student attendance, basketball usually has quiet a few students, but other sports typically have a low student attendance. Our weight room is small and some of the equipment is broken or outdated.
Typically, there are two 'hot' lunch options, a salad bar, a sandwich option, and a soup. There is a wide variety of foods, but unhealthy options, like chicken nuggets or hotdogs are still occasionally served.