Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School

  • Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School serves 189 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School's student population of 189 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 87% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1722 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Hispanic
11%
28%
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Black
89%
15%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.200.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.17 out of 5  (6 reviews)
1  
I strongly disliked it here. Got bullied here, and the lunch is terrible. Students were forced to wear their uniforms, and if they didn't get pulled out. It was bad enough with the bullying I experienced by a bunch of students. I was an honor roll student up until this school, thank god I left.
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5  
I am so thankful for BB Prep coming along when they did! They helped my son mature to a responsible young man. He just recently received an award for the highest grade in Math!
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5  
Great education and high expectations=productive adults in training!
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1  
The teachers here can't acknowledge when they are incorrect. Quality of education isn't any better than that of which the other schools in the area offer. Don't send your children here unless you want them to come home everyday unhappy.
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5  
I love this school. It gives my child every thing he needs.
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The school is not good. A student gets 3 days suspension for talking back to a teacher. They don't care as long they get a paycheck.
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