21 Notre Dame Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School serves 344 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's student population of 344 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 45% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
344 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#286 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
31:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
22%
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Black
78%
10%
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White
3%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 344 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 31:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38

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