Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School

449 North Street
Milford, DE 19963
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 488 students in grades 1-5, Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 488 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Bottom 50% in DE
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School's student population of 488 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
Total Students
488 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (DE)
#139 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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16%
27%
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27%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
19%
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Black
31%
30%
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White
46%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School's ranking?
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School is ranked #139 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School often compared to?
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ross (Lulu M.) Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School?
488 students attend Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School students are White, 31% of students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School?
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School offer ?
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-5
What school district is Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School part of?
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School is part of Milford School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 488 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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