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 12:1.
  • 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 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students449 students
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Total Teachers (1989-2015)
Students by GradeBenjamin Banneker Academy High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:112:1
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
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)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBenjamin Banneker Academy High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownDC 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.
0.310.51
Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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 (1993-2015)
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 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $27,070 is higher than the state average of $19,103. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $29,200 is higher than the state average of $17,991. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
118
1
Number of Students Managed47,895358
 Of Columbia School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate64%64%
 Of Columbia School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue$1,196 MM$6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$1,290 MM$6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$27,070$19,103
 Of Columbia School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$29,200$17,991
 Of Columbia School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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