Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

21 Notre Dame Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 329 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Top 5% in MA
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's student population of 329 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
329 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School ranks within the top 5% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#77 out of 1631 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
75-79%
41%
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70-74%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-69%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
23%
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Black
81%
10%
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White
3%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.34
This chart display the diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's ranking?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is ranked #77 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School often compared to?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brooke Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School?
329 students attend Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are White, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School offer ?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School part of?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is part of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School District.
In what neighborhood is Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School located?
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is located in the North Cambridge neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. There are 2 other public schools located in North Cambridge.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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