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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Phineas Banning Senior High School is a public school located in Wilmington, CA. It has 1,994 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
1527 Lakme Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone
(310) 847-3700
Website

Phineas Banning Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1010
123 responses
Average ACT
20
35 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Football games
    25%
  • Prom
    25%
  • After schoo programs
    7%
  • All sport games
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Baseball season
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,994
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Phineas Banning Senior High School Reviews

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I like how there a programs for everyone. You can become friends with the same people from previous years or make new ones, you get to go through high school with them and it's the best feeling! I have to admit, the girls bathroom situation has to change. We need more bathrooms, the lines are always so long because there's always 1 bathroom that's closed so the line gets longer for another bathroom.
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Attending Phineas Banning High School has many ups and downs through out my high school years. but overall ive had wonderful time here. The magnet program here at banning really helps you to prepare for college and the classes you expect to take when attending college. It’s a great program. The teachers in the magnet program really put effort into teaching you and making sure you will succeed in the future. Banning offers many clubs and sports that you can be part of. For example, banning offers basketball, football, baseball, cheer, volleyball and so on. The clubs offered here are the chess club, Spanish club,anime club and so on.
High school is an overall cool experience. Its our last years of adolescents and our first year as an adult in our last year of primary school. However, my experience at Banning did not prepare me for college. Banning did provide a magnet program but most of the faculty potrayed little to no passion in schooling the students. Futhermore, there was alot of violence among the students and racism plagued the school, especially my last year there. They even employed a dean that was either a active or ex gang member in the community surrounding the school. Students that did not live in the community constantly was harassed by the students and some of the staff.