Benchmark School

Public, Charter K-6

 4120 E Acoma Dr
       Phoenix, AZ  85032-4753


(602) 765-3582

District: Benchmark School Inc. (10972)

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 796 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,341 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  0.0
Number of students:  434

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.9%
Hispanic:
6.7%
Asian:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0%

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Compare Details Benchmark School ranks better than 93.3% of elementary schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.9%), Hispanic (6.7%), Asian (5.3%). (See more...)
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benchmark School is $8,341.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Benchmark School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benchmark School 53rd of 796 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Benchmark School in the ranking list.)

Benchmark School Inc. (10972):

SchoolDigger ranks Benchmark School Inc. (10972) 19th of 232 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Benchmark School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 93.90 10th 1062 99.1%
2010 95.09 9th 1090 99.2%
2011 94.53 12th 1075 98.9%
2012 92.85 11th 1141 99.0%
2013 91.71 21st 1158 98.2%
2014 90.45 64th 1079 94.1%
2015 92.33 49th 955 94.9%
2016 90.84 79th 1079 92.7%
2017 94.28 45th 1106 95.9%
2018 93.09 61st 1109 94.5%
2019 92.44 52nd 1039 95.0%
2021 86.73 84th 790 89.4%
2022 90.75 53rd 796 93.3%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Quote Pros and Cons before enrolling: Pros. Good curriculum, math and science lab (actual animals). family atmosphere. Lots of parties. preserves childhood innocence. Parents interactive. Cons. The school lacks checks-and-balances. It's Board of Directors is made up of 4 people, the two principals plus their spouses. So if a parent has a differing opinion or disagree with administration or a teacher, "there's a wait list of kids unable to get in...there's the door" which means parents should not expect, nor offer, improvements or change as it is not welcome. The outcome of this limited representation Board means lower accountability with leadership, teachers and ultimately students. It is also a conflict of interest. An example, it is routine that 5-10 minutes after school begins the principals/front desk allow kids to scoot to class as they encourage 'hurry up!' with no consequence for tardiness. Biggest deficit = no lunchroom/auditorium or indoor common area. As it often happens, it's too hot outside, raining, state testing - kids are relegated to their classroom and teachers often put on Disney/Pixar movies because the kids have no where else to go AND most teachers are fine with providing non-educational choices. Kids are repeatedly told these Disney/Pixar movies i.e. Lion King, Aladdin etc. support Core Knowledge (or what ever the monthly curriculum subject is). Administration is aware of this longstanding tradition and has yet to change or provided National Geographic, etc educational videos as an alternative. It is documented but not well advertised that in first grade they average more than 10 movies (yes, they go back and finish each one) by Christmas. What if you don't want your child watching it? That child is put in a closet if they are disturbed by the noise. Or if the parent provides it they can draw with their back to the class. In one of the upper grades a teacher puts on a movie every day during lunch. Please Google that scenario and see what discussion comes up regarding health and nutrition. Sadly the outcome is that most students would rather watch a movie than play outside and improve social skills. Fitness is an emphasis but not nutrition. For example on principal-for-a-day (lucky kids!) each winner gets donuts for breakfast and an XXL candy bar as a parting gift. Every child's birthday is celebrated during school, plus in the lower grades each student is special-for-the-week and each is encouraged to bring in a treat for the class. Most weeks students get sugary treats with healthier choices not encouraged. There are tootsie roll rewards for good behavior in math, the list goes on... All in all it is disappointing as the school really has potential but it seems to be resting on its laurels and doesn't seek parental input, balance and accountability. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Open Quote My son is attending since Kinder. Grades are excellent, their program promotes discipline and learning wile having fun. Kids learn to be independent and develop live skills. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benchmark School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 52 3 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 64
2001 98 7 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 117
2002 200 10 18 24 3 n/a n/a 0 255
2003 200 10 18 24 3 n/a n/a 0 255
2004 273 9 17 27 5 n/a n/a 0 331
2005 331 9 18 28 3 n/a n/a 0 389
2006 347 6 18 32 3 n/a n/a 0 406
2007 319 4 19 26 5 n/a n/a 0 373
2008 337 8 34 27 3 n/a n/a 0 409
2009 333 14 32 27 2 n/a n/a 0 408
2010 345 14 27 28 3 n/a n/a 0 417
2011 326 3 23 29 2 0 24 0 407
2012 333 2 28 30 2 0 25 0 420
2013 306 3 36 31 3 0 21 0 400
2014 325 2 25 30 3 2 18 0 405
2015 346 4 24 25 3 0 15 0 417
2016 357 6 18 25 3 1 14 0 424
2017 351 8 20 32 3 1 11 0 426
2018 333 7 19 29 5 1 11 0 405
2019 326 12 18 30 2 1 15 0 404
2020 363 6 19 37 2 0 18 0 445
2021 360 10 23 29 2 0 10 0 434

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Benchmark School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 64 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 117 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 255 n/a n/a n/a
2003 255 n/a n/a n/a
2004 331 n/a n/a n/a
2005 389 n/a n/a n/a
2006 406 n/a n/a n/a
2007 373 n/a n/a n/a
2008 409 n/a n/a n/a
2009 408 n/a n/a n/a
2010 417 n/a n/a n/a
2011 407 n/a n/a 0
2012 420 n/a n/a n/a
2013 400 n/a n/a n/a
2014 405 n/a n/a n/a
2015 417 n/a n/a n/a
2016 424 n/a n/a n/a
2017 426 n/a n/a n/a
2018 405 n/a n/a n/a
2019 404 n/a n/a n/a
2020 445 n/a n/a n/a
2021 434 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Benchmark School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 64 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 117 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 255 n/a n/a n/a
2003 255 n/a n/a n/a
2004 331 n/a n/a n/a
2005 389 n/a n/a n/a
2006 406 n/a n/a n/a
2007 373 n/a n/a n/a
2008 409 n/a n/a n/a
2009 408 n/a n/a n/a
2010 417 n/a n/a n/a
2011 407 n/a n/a 0
2012 420 n/a n/a n/a
2013 400 n/a n/a n/a
2014 405 n/a n/a n/a
2015 417 n/a n/a n/a
2016 424 n/a n/a n/a
2017 426 n/a n/a n/a
2018 405 n/a n/a n/a
2019 404 n/a n/a n/a
2020 445 n/a n/a n/a
2021 434 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benchmark School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $65 (0.7%) $102 (1.2%) $231 (2.6%) $6,331 (71.9%) $2,314 (26.3%) $8,644 (98.1%) $8,811
2020 $81 (1.0%) $49 (0.6%) $211 (2.5%) $6,203 (74.4%) $2,008 (24.1%) $8,211 (98.5%) $8,340

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Benchmark School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 53rd of 796 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students404434
 7.4%
African American1210
 16.7%
American Indian22
Asian1823
 27.8%
Hispanic3029
 3.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races1510
 33.3%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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