Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School serves 354 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's student population of 354 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students354 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#468 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
20%
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Black
85%
9%
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White
2%
60%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenjamin Banneker Charter Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is Curtis-tufts (1.5 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Rindge Avenue Upper School (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Peabody (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cambridge Peabody
    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
    0.2 miles
    70 Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 349-6530
    0.2 PK-5 323
  • Cambridge Rindge Avenue Upper School
    Grades: 6-8 | 267 students
    0.2 miles
    70 Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 349-4060
    0.2 6-8 267
  • Cambridge Graham And Parks Alternative School
    Grades: PK-5 | 362 students
    0.7 miles
    44 Linnaean Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6577
    0.7 PK-5 362
  • Cambridge John M Tobin
    Grades: PK-5 | 293 students
    0.7 miles
    197 Vassal Lane
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6600
    0.7 PK-5 293
  • Cambridge Vassal Lane Upper School
    Grades: 6-8 | 281 students
    0.7 miles
    197 Vassal Lane
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6550
    0.7 6-8 281

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