Benjamin Banneker High School

  • Benjamin Banneker High School serves 482 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 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 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 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%.

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 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award 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 10% of all 204 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 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 High School is 0.40, 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 School Rank (16-17)#11 out of 204 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
29%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
31%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
16%
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Black
75%
69%
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White
1%
11%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.400.50
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Graduation Rate≥95%
73%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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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

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