Phineas Banning Senior High School

Tel: (310)847-3700
  • Phineas Banning Senior High School serves 1,994 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Phineas Banning Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Phineas Banning Senior High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District's 77% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School's student population of 1994 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,994 students
Gender %Phineas Banning Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
Students by GradePhineas Banning Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Phineas Banning Senior High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Hispanic
94%
54%
Black
2%
6%
White
2%
24%
Hawaiian
2%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsPhineas Banning Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.120.41
Graduation Rate
87%
83%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Phineas Banning Senior High School is Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 61% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    77%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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