800 Euclid St Nw
Washington, DC 20001
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Benjamin Banneker High School serves 482 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Banneker High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in District Of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 32%) for the 2018-19 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 38%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

Benjamin Banneker High School ranks 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Banneker High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 212 schools in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (DC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 212 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
17%
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Black
74%
68%
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White
1%
11%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.42
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
66%
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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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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 482 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in DC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Top 50%)

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