Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School

  • Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School serves 495 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is equal to the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School's student population of 495 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#82 out of 205 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
19%
18%
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Black
30%
30%
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White
45%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.680.69
This chart display the diversity score of Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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