Benjamin Banneker High School

Benjamin Banneker High School serves 482 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Banneker High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in District Of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 34%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the District Of Columbia state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 89% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Benjamin Banneker High School places among the top 20% of public schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Benjamin Banneker High School's student population of 482 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Benjamin Banneker High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 208 schools in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall Testing Rank
#4 out of 208 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
34%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
16%
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Black
74%
69%
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White
1%
11%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.420.50
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
67%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
11%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Banneker High School is Cardozo Ec (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science Pcs (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Washington Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science Pcs Charter School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 278 students
    0.3 miles
    405 Howard Pl Nw
    Washington, DC 20059
    (202) 806-7725
    0.3 6-8 278
  • Washington Cardozo Ec Math: 3% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 788 students
    0.4 miles
    1200 Clifton St Nw
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 673-7385
    0.4 6-12 788
  • Washington Creative Minds International Pcs Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-7 | 441 students
    0.4 miles
    3700 North Capitol St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 588-0370
    0.4 PK-7 441
  • Washington H D Cooke Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 404 students
    0.4 miles
    2525 17th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 939-5390
    0.4 PK-5 404
  • Washington Meridian Pcs Charter School
    Math: 17% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 636 students
    0.5 miles
    2120 13th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 387-9830
    0.5 PK-8 636

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