Benjamin Banneker Middle School

  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School serves 840 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School's student population of 840 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students840 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Banneker Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#935 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
21%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
32%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
17%
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Black
66%
34%
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White
4%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.530.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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