Benjamin Banneker Middle School

Benjamin Banneker Middle School serves 788 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Benjamin Banneker Middle School operates within the Montgomery County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 788 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 788 students
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Benjamin Banneker Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.82. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
6%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
13%
11%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
58%
37%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
9%
43%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Benjamin Banneker Middle School Sch Ethnicity Benjamin Banneker Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.82
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
35%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Benjamin Banneker Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 146,459 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
28
Number of Students Managed 146,459 16,752
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Paint Branch High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Briggs Chaney Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairland Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Burtonsville Paint Branch High School
    14121 Old Columbia Pk
    Burtonsville , MD , 20866
    (301)989-5600
    0.7  mi  |  1832  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Silver Spring Fairland Elementary School
    14315 Fairdale Rd
    Silver Spring , MD , 20905
    (301)989-5658
    0.7  mi  |  592  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Burtonsville Burtonsville Elementary School
    15516 Old Columbia Pk
    Burtonsville , MD , 20866
    (301)989-5654
    1.1  mi  |  686  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Silver Spring Greencastle Elementary School
    13611 Robey Rd
    Silver Spring , MD , 20904
    (301)595-2940
    1.2  mi  |  721  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Silver Spring Briggs Chaney Middle School
    1901 Rainbow Dr
    Silver Spring , MD , 20905
    (301)989-6000
    1.6  mi  |  881  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Did You Know?
Montgomery County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.36, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.82. The most diverse school district in Montgomery County is Alabama Youth Services School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.