B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
9300 Homestead Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616
Telephone
(231) 882-4497
Website

Benzie Central Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
23 responses
Average ACT
25
35 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
457
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,284/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Benzie Central Senior High School Reviews

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I liked how my high school made academics come first. Teachers are always there to help! My principal is always reminding us that we are a great school, even though we are very small. Also that our performance on standardized and AP tests is fantastic.
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Benzie Central Senior High School is a small, rural high school in Benzonia, Michigan. There are many excellent teachers and a variety of electives and after school sports/clubs/activities.

However, being a rural school in Northern Lower Michigan, there was very little diversity among the students, with the majority of them being "white".
The school could use some changes the environment can be hostile if you don't play sports, aren't in band, or smoke pot you aren't liked. One thing I want to see happen at that school is the teaching of life skills because when many students leave we don't have the basic skills to survive out the real world. We are left to our own devices and we don't succeed in the world. And we are expected to succeed with just education when having been taught nothing other than how to do math and write a proper paper. This isn't in just my school it's in most of one I know it's the whole educational system that needs to be revamped. You can't just succeed with book learning we need basic life skills like how balance a check book, how to pay bills, how to get loans, etc. We are not going to be successful in the world if this system doesn't change.