Welcome to Benson Primary School, home of the proud Bobcat Citizen. We prepare students to be “On Track for Tomorrow!” Everything we do at Benson Primary School aligns to our motto, mission, and guiding principles and positively impacts the life of every child. Our success begins with happy children and outstanding personnel!
Benson Primary School is proud to be recognized as one of four schools in all of Arizona and one of forty-eight in the entire nation as a 2014 Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Benson Primary School was recognized by the Arizona State Board on December 8, 2014 for its outstanding leadership, dedication, and hard work. Benson Primary School has been designated for the past four years as an “A” label school by the Arizona Department of Education and is within the #1 ranked District in the State of Arizona for 2013 and is within the top 10 districts in State of Arizona for 2014. We were recognized as the #1 Traditional Elementary School in all of Cochise County for 2013. We received the NCEA ACT Advancing Toward College and Career Readiness Higher Performing Schools recognition for 2012, 2013, and 2014. In addition, we were designated a Title I Reward School for 2013. Benson Primary School is the face of outstanding education.
Our school uses an electronic curriculum and calendar map aligned to the state standards. We provide reteach and enrich opportunities during the school day, after school, during one week each in the fall and spring, and summer. We are a school wide Title I district and offer extra reading services for our students. Daily Balanced Literacy and Balanced Math opportunities support our students’ reading and math achievement. Data drives all of our instruction.
Students are recognized for their success at monthly grade level celebrations called Bobcat Rallies. Parents have fun joining us for these celebrations. Students work to be Bobcat Citizens by demonstrating being respectful, responsible, safe, and caring. Ben’s Bell Kindness Awards are presented to students that demonstrate genuine acts of kindness toward others on campus. Students are recognized for success in academics and attendance. The principal has what is called the Principal’s Challenge each year to motivate students to read. At the final Bobcat Rally of each year, the principal has been found on the roof dressed as a chicken, a bumble bee, a zebra, a dog, a pirate, an owl and even an even a penguin.
Parents are welcomed throughout the year as they join in numerous events but they especially enjoy joining the principal each month for Coffee Club. This event is called “Java with Jansson”.
We attribute our success to hard work and dedication. We continue to keep our eye on the target of what is best for children.