Phineas Banning Senior High School

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School serves 2,441 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School's student population of 2,441 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has grown by 38% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,441 students
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Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Phineas Banning Senior High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#7450 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
95%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Diversity Score0.100.64
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Graduation Rate
89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Phineas Banning Senior High School is Avalon High School (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Harry Bridges Span (0.4 miles away)
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