School Details

Benson Magnet High School

5120 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 557-3000
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1502 students 16 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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64%
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63%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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94%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benson Magnet High School is a public high school in Omaha. 1,502 children attend Benson Magnet High School and identify as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 76% of the 1,502 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Benson Magnet High School is 16:1. Omaha North Magnet High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 14% 25%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a grandparent and Benson has lost it unity. I saw a teacher at open house sit on his butte and chit chat with a person with very small children and ignore high school parents while he discussed grade school computer systems. Also didn't know how to bring up grades on the computer he was playing on. I watched him with more then one parent. Very sad not the Benson I grew up with. I also watched a teacher offer help and telephone numbers and email address exchanged for communication. Total opposits.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers do not understand the concept of an IEP the principle does not care about parent concerns and parents that are involved are ignored. The staff is rude to parents and students alike the testing is very low. Transportation is not provided to students less than 2 miles away. School will likely lose class A ranking as parents are taking their children elsewhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is academically and athletically up to stadards. It has exactly what I need to prepare myself for college and the outside world.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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