Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 85% 1%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Two or more races 1% 57%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 0% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 61%
Special education 0% 13%
Female 72% 50%
Male 28% 50%
Source: See notes

Programs

Classes

Music Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Photography
World languages taught French
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) College Prep School
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Honors track
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training None
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Parent center
Performance stage
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
It's Academic
Literary magazine
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 5:00 PM

Awards

Academic award Blue Ribbon Award
Year received 2007
Academic award TEAM Award 2009-2010
Year received 2009
Academic award Newsweeks 500 Best High Schools in America
Year received 2011

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Bulldog
School colors Red, white, blue
Students typically come from these schools DCPS Schools
  DC area Charter Schools

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
French
Spanish
Vietnamese

Qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers
All subjects 75%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 88% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Howard University
Partner website Http://howarduniversity.edu
Partner US Department of Education
Partner website Http://www.ed.gov
Partner White House Interns Programs
Partner website Http://www.whitehouse.gov

Enrollment

Apply Now - Learn more Http://benjaminbanneker.k12.dc.us/admissions.html
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 03/15/2013
# of applications received 700
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 220
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Student subgroups NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010