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Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 525 students

Banneker Elementary, where there is no limit to learning!
 
 

 
 
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Posted May 28, 2010

Excellent Teachers, Strong Principal/school leadership. Challenging academic programs Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I91%
Special ed93%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I94%
Special ed88%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I89%
Special ed88%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status89%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I92%
Special ed>=95%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I60%
Special ed33%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I>=95%
Special ed87%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English>=95%

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male90%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I87%
Special ed60%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I69%
Special ed47%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:20 am
School Leader's name
  • Wylie, Jean A.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 424-5487

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • National Honor Society
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Recycling club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • At Banneker we believe in making learning fun and exciting. Students at Banneker Elementary School participate in all regular 1-5 curriculum areas (Math, Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies) and attend "specials" classes weekly in MI Art/Music, Physical Education, Library and Computer Lab. In addition, we enhance our learning experiences through participation in both off-site and on-site field trips, assembly programs that highlight cultural arts, academics, and technology.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Milford Central Academy
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449 North Street
Milford, DE 19963
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Phone: (302) 422-1630

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