Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School serves 349 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

School Overview

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's student population of 349 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students349 students
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers

School Comparison

  • Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank
28%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
14%
19%
Black
80%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
4%
63%
Diversity Score0.340.35
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 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenjamin Banneker Charter Public (district) School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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