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Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  • Public, Magnet
  • WASHINGTON, DC

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade C+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Benjamin Banneker Academic High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in WASHINGTON, DC. It has 523 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

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Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
351 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses
AP Enrollment
48%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$90,170
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,559
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$587,006
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 33 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
  • Winter ball
    33%
  • Pep rally
    30%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Games
    11%
  • Annual Play
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
523
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 42 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 42 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,577
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$32,249 / year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 55 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 55 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 55 responses

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