Phineas Banning Senior High School

  • Phineas Banning Senior High School serves 2,057 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Phineas Banning Senior High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2057 students has declined by 32% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,057 students
Phineas Banning Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Phineas Banning Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
Phineas Banning Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradePhineas Banning Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Phineas Banning Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
n/a
11%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
95%
54%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
1%
6%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
2%
24%
Phineas Banning Senior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
2%
1%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPhineas Banning Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.100.41
Phineas Banning Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
66%
50%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
9%
Phineas Banning Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 642,303 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 94% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,903 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,891 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
988
4
Number of Students Managed642,3031,597
Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate60%83%
Los Angeles Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,903$10,966
Los Angeles Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,891$11,255
Los Angeles Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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