Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker

114 Kosciusko St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 212 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker's student population of 212 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
212 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker is 0.56, 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.
This School
State Level (NY)
#4121 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥80%
78%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
37%
29%
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Black
55%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker's ranking?
Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker is ranked #4121 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker often compared to?
Ps 256 Benjamin Bannekeris often viewed alongside schools like Ps 3 Bedford Village by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker?
212 students attend Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker students are Black, 37% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker?
Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker offer ?
Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker part of?
Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker is part of New York City Geographic District #13 School District.
In what neighborhood is Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker located?
Ps 256 Benjamin Banneker is located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. There are 46 other public schools located in Bedford Stuyvesant.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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