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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Benjamin Banneker Academy is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 869 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
71-77 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Telephone
(212) 586-2943
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Benjamin Banneker Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1070
312 responses
Average ACT
22
28 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$76,164
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,635
National
$949
Median Home Value
$731,990
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • SPIRIT WEEK
    27%
  • First varsity basketball home game
    19%
  • Pep rally
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • College Trips
    12%
  • Women's Day
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
869
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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I was pleased with the cultural and art related activities at Benjamin Banneker Academy. Their incentive to support the heritage of the student's nationality during the month of labor day and showcase talent shows during homecoming provided a rich environment for a student's study in the humanities and arts.
In contrast, I was disappointed by the limited range of sports to join, specifically only having a men's basketball and women's volleyball team when I was a student and I believe the school must gain more funding for their music program. Overall, the school has a superb college ready program that enhances a student's mathematical and literary skills.
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As a student, Banneker is more focused on the core top students than the whole community as a whole. Banneker is all about its image. If you look online the top three funded programs are the soccer, basketball, and volleyball team. And the teaching environment is horrible also. The chemistry department is badly funded, with the teachers either not explaining the work correctly, moving from topics way too quick or just not being present. And the bathrooms are not even cleaned enough for it t be a sanitary environment.
Benjamin Banneker is the perfect school if you’re looking to be surrounded by your black and brown, brothers and sisters. Banneker is a school that pushes you to not only only go to college and simply get a job but that they’re are alternative ways to become successful. You are able to develop a real relationship with the teachers and staff members. I hope that in the near future Benjamin Banneker is able to but more resources into the math and science departments.