Benjamin Banneker Academy High School

  • Benjamin Banneker Academy High School serves 449 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the DC average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 91%.
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy High School operates within the District Of Columbia School District.
  • District Of Columbia School District's 64% graduation rate is equal to the DC state average of 64%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 449 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 449 students
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Total Teachers (1989-2015)
Students by Grade Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 13:1
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
1%
1%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
15%
14%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
82%
68%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
n/a
9%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School White Students (1990-2013)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Benjamin Banneker Academy High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown DC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.31 0.24
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
99%
86%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
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.
n/a
2%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

  • District Of Columbia School District's student population of 47,895 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $29,866 is higher than the state average of $21,226. The district revenue/student has grown by 65% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $30,944 is higher than the state average of $20,416. The district spending/student has grown by 70% over four years.
School District Name District Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
118
1
Number of Students Managed 47,895 358
 Of Columbia School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 64% 64%
 Of Columbia School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,342 MM $8 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,391 MM $7 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $29,866 $21,226
 Of Columbia School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $30,944 $20,416
 Of Columbia School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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