191 reviews
  1. Fulton County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
D+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5935 Feldwood Rd
College Park, GA 30349
Telephone
(770) 969-3410

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
51%
Average SAT
910
56 responses
Average ACT
18
45 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
  • Pep Rallies
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Senior week
    22%
  • Sports game events
    16%
  • Talent shows
    3%
  • There was never a dull moment
    3%
  • Plays
    1%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,411
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,886
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,885/ year
National
$11,890
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

Banneker High School Reviews

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Teachers give their all and all in their lessons and the kids their, despite what everyone rumors about the school if you haven been a teacher their or graduated there, Words are meaningless! Other schools may have fame and glory but what they don't have is heart and family. So many schools look down on this one but behind the curtains they were falling apart. That because they didn't know the meaning of sticking it out till the end, yes teachers and people have left but that because they didn't have heart to find out the true meaning of everyone's pain. Yet the teachers that have been their, teaching generation after generation have had the glory of finding true heart and bonding with kids as if we were their own.
Banneker High is now the worst High School in Fulton. Many would ask themselves if the best schools in Fulton are the best in the state, the worst shouldn’t be terrible, right? You’re dead wrong on that one. I could use statistics like the deplorable 51% graduation rate, or the low 16% AP Participation, or the 13% Math Proficiency, but I’d rather use personal experience. The day I walked in Banneker, the school was severely understaffed, the staff was severely dysfunctional, and the school had it’s 4th new principle in four years. Nothing got done. Schedules wasn’t fixed until a month in school, senior’s recommendation letters wouldn’t be completed, and councilors could hardly be reached.
Communication-wise, many are confusing and barely care if you did it wrong due to their mistake. Although this is the case, the teachers I had were sometimes understanding. They were more understanding than most. I actually had some really good ones. In grading, they are consistent to how they feel. Some of my teachers usually waited to the last minute to put in grades, and that's just them. That's how they are. Some, you would have to remind of what you did due to this fact but as long as you keep looking at your grade that you must care about, (it is your future, pressure intended) then you will do fine, as I did.