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Benjamin Banneker Elementary School

Charter | PK-8 | 453 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

This school has such a caring and hard working administration that is working non-stop to make this school in Uptown, a part of the Recovery School District, a number one school! It has a beautiful recess area, and even has garden boxes and basketball courts, but it just needs a little love to build drip systems out there. And of course, if this school could get support it could be an even better local school for all of the Uptown residents. We could improve the school by getting some additional resources for interactive notebooks, construction paper, manipulatives to make class more fun, as well as to improve the recess area and reinstate the garden!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2008

My daughter attends Benjmamin Franklin and she loves it. She has learned so much in Pre-K and I am very proud of all the staff. All the teachers work together and it teaches the children team effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

My daughter attends BB and I am very happy with her progress. The school is a safe environment (no small feat for New Orleans schools) and she is enjoying learning. The love of learning is so important to the success of a student, and I'm very pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere at Banneker. I was expecting it to be a weak school, based on its inclusion in the Recovery School District, but everyone from her teacher to the principal have been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
13%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 92% 45%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
White 2% 49%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Cheryllyn Branche
Fax number
  • (504) 862-5194

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
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New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 373-6203

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