#9 Elementary School in AZ and #9 in Maricopa County

Benchmark School

4120 E Acoma Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85032

How Good is Benchmark School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Benchmark School is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The school serves grades K-6 and has 426 students enrolled.

When compared to other schools in Arizona it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 9 for Arizona and 9 in Maricopa County.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Arizona standardized test scores, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a school. Benchmark School performs significantly above average compared to other Arizona elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: AZ Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Benchmark School performs above average compared to other Arizona elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Students : Teacher
AZ Avg. 20
Uncertified Teachers
AZ Avg. 6%
New Teachers
AZ Avg. 20%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio N/A
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Good
Teacher Experience Good


A school’s safety grade is determined by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Benchmark School received a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Arizona.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Benchmark School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
AZ Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
AZ Avg. 47%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AZ Avg. 57%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 426
Minority Students 75
Diversity Index 20
Students with Disablities 20
Economically Disadvantaged N/A
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Benchmark School are listed. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Phoenix schools can be viewed on the Phoenix, Arizona schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Arrowhead Elementary School C+ C C+ A
2 Arizona Language Preparatory N/A N/A D N/A
3 Indian Bend Elementary School B- B- C B+
4 Whispering Wind Academy B B+ C C+
5 Freedom Academy B A- D N/A

Benchmark School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Benchmark School? 426
  • How good of a school is Benchmark School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Benchmark School in? The school is located in Maricopa County.
  • How can I contact Benchmark School? The school's number is (602) 765-3582. You can visit their website at http://www.benchmarkschool.net.
  • Where is Benchmark School? 4120 E Acoma Dr, Phoenix, Arizona 85032

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Arrowhead Elementary School
3820 E Nisbet Phoenix, AZ 85032
Arizona Language Preparatory
4645 E Marilyn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032
Indian Bend Elementary School
3633 E Thunderbird Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
Whispering Wind Academy
15844 North 43rd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032
Freedom Academy
3916 E Paradise Lane Phoenix, AZ 85032