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360 S Patagonia Street
Benson, AZ 85602-2030
p. 520-586-2213

Benson Primary School
in Benson, AZ

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Benson Unified School District
State Agency:
Arizona Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredPrekindergarten – 4th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs23.0
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Benson, AZ 85602-2030
Total Population8,879 (4,312 urban / 4,567 rural)
Households3,739 (2.35 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,491
Families2,556 (2.83 people per family)
Pop. — African American89
Pop. — Asian48
Pop. — Pacific Islander11
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native185
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)8,241
Pop. — Other549

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 141 39%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 24 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 165 45%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     13%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A47%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A66%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A76%
White Non-HispanicN/A74%
All Students>78%70%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 85 73.36%
GED Recipients     4.52%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Benson Primary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic10<2%5%
Asian / Pacific Islander82%2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native2<N/A5%
White Non-Hispanic262>71%44%
Prekindergarten 1 2 3
Kindergarten 1 14 1 62 78
1st Grade 1 25 2 51 79
2nd Grade 2 11 3 2 50 68
3rd Grade 1 16 1 56 74
4th Grade 4 17 1 41 63
Total 10 83 8 2 262 365

Benson Unified School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Benson Primary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides14.5<20%29%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A0%
Library / Media Specialist1.0<1%2%
Library / Media Support2.5<3%4%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)1.0>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)2.0>3%2%
Guidance Staff Total3.0>4%3%
District Admins1.5>2%1%
Dist. Admin/Sppt3.5>5%1%
School Admins4.0>5%5%
School Admin/Sppt11.8>16%11%
Other Support23.6>32%27%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Benson Unified School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Textbooks  $124
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$1,517,000<$1,450$3,594
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $1,712
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $1,712
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$945,000<$903$4,401
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$644,000>$615$511
 Bond Fund  $1,192
 Other Funds$3,833,000>$3,664$3,146
Total Revenues$8,796,000<$8,409$9,960
Total Expenses$8,121,000<$7,763$8,831

Benson Unified School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs $3,882,445
Special Education Programs $1,077,424
Vocational Education Programs $461,256
Other Education Programs $419,349
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$3,158,000$763,000$5,127,648$1,371,230
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$75,000$21,000$540,458$147,672
 General Administration$189,000$41,000$168,609$43,297
 School Administration$343,000$87,000$597,342$151,725
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$377,000$104,000$727,898$242,158
 Student Transportation$239,000$59,000$568,921$182,603
 Business / Central / Other$189,000$52,000$447,715$133,765
Food Services  $362,105$112,380

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Benson Unified School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$98,000<$93$216
  General Administration$332,000<$317$432
  School Administration$438,000<$418$763
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,145,000<$1,094$1,167
  Student Transportation$391,000<$373$441
  Business / Central / Other$271,000<$259$552
  Other Expenses
  Food Services  $459
  Enterprise Operations  $59
  Total  $475
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$72,000<$68$192
 Adult Education  $114
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$116,000<$110$220
 Other Equipment$159,000<$152$255
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems   
Debt Interest$47,000<$44$188

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Benson Unified School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$297,000<$283$432
  Children with Disabilities Idea$159,000<$152$160
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$62,000<$59$73
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$5,000<$4$17
  Title V, Part A   
  Vocational and Tech Education$28,000<$26$34
  Bilingual Education  $24
  Child Nutrition Act  $276
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $2,210
  Indian Education  $80
  Other  $1,927
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$3,562,000<$3,405$5,655
 Staff Improvement Programs$24,000<$22$22
 Special Education Programs  $5
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$24,000<$22$23
 Bilingual Education Programs  $41
 Gifted and Talented Programs$3,000<$2$7
 Vocational Education Programs$28,000>$26$18
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$169,000<$161$910
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$87,000<$83$244
 Non-Specified  $453
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits  $277
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions  $1,206
 Property Taxes$3,471,000<$3,318$4,103
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$248,000<$237$241
 From Cities and Counties$3,000<$2$125
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $49
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $43
 School Lunch  $105
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$1,000 $1
 District Activity Receipts$33,000<$31$122
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $63
 Interest Earnings$96,000<$91$113

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