Benjamin Banneker Academy

  • Benjamin Banneker Academy serves 922 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Banneker Academy's student population of 922 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students922 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Banneker Academy is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Academy is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank
1%
25%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
9%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
86%
18%
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White
n/a
44%
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Diversity Score0.250.38
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Graduation Rate
91%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic #13 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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