Benjamin Russell High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Benjamin Russell High School
Benjamin Russell High School is a public high school located in Alexander City, Alabama. It is part of the Alexander City School System and serves grades 9-12. The school was founded in 1926 and has a long history of providing quality education to its students.
Benjamin Russell High School has a variety of activities for students to get involved in, including athletics, clubs, and organizations. The school is known for its competitive sports teams, with many of its teams earning state championships in recent years. The school also offers a variety of clubs and organizations, such as the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
The school has a strong academic program, with a focus on preparing students for college. The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses, as well as dual enrollment classes. The school also has a variety of extracurricular activities, such as art and music classes, theater productions, and community service opportunities.
Benjamin Russell High School is dedicated to providing its students with a quality education, while also helping them to develop their individual talents and interests. The school is committed to helping its students succeed and preparing them for college and beyond.
225 Heard Blvd
Alexander City, AL 35010
9 – 12
Overview Benjamin Russell High School
Benjamin Russell High School serves 807 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Russell High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Benjamin Russell High School
Benjamin Russell High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Benjamin Russell High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.