Benjamin Banneker High School

  • Benjamin Banneker High School serves 454 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 27%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 28%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the District of Columbia state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 90%.

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 454 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students454 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 200 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker High School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank#7 out of 200 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
27%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
28%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
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Black
78%
67%
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White
1%
10%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.370.52
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Graduation Rate≥95%
68%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
61%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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