Benchmark School is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The school serves grades K-6 and has 424 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 6 for Arizona and 6 in Maricopa County.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
Arizona standardized test performance, 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+.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated 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.
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.
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.
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.
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||Whispering Wind Academy||B||B+||C||C+|
|4||Indian Bend Elementary School||C+||B-||C-||B+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.