Benjamin Banneker High School

800 Euclid St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 671-6320

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 460 students 11 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
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  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benjamin Banneker High School is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Benjamin Banneker High School is Anita M. Berger, who can be contacted at 460 children attend Benjamin Banneker High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Benjamin Banneker High School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 460 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Benjamin Banneker High School is 11:1. Cardozo Education Campus is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% 13%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 53%
Limited English proficiency 0% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a 2016 student. The principal does not care I repeat does not care about the students. She only cares about the test scores and keeping the school's reputation up. She even canceled a student's doctor appt; to keep her in testing for the dc cas 2013-2014.

  • (1 year ago)

    Viajaremos el proximo a o a USA y estoy interesada que mis hijos Nicolas 16 y Alonso 14 estudien en su prestigiosa escuela. Somos extranjeros y deseamos saber los requisitos. Muchas gracias

  • (2 years ago)

    The academic program is very rigorous which provides college preparedness. Banneker is a wonder school for those that want more out of education. The staff is awesome and really help the students when they are needing additional assistance.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal is ghetto behind her profession. She worries more about keeping the school up as oppose to helping the kids. She put a lot of pressure on the kids and care little about their concern. Shes underhanded watch her.

  • (2 years ago)

    Banneker is a very good school . They teach you a lot and make sure you learn everything you need to know in preparation for college .

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore and it is a great school. It opens up many opportunities for us and the program is challenging. Overall it is a good school to attend.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is avery good school for kids who are trying to get in good high school. This shows you have to do a lot to get in this school

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an alum and can attest to the education and experience. My son entered 9th grade a little intimidated but has surpassed both of our expextations making Principal's Commendation all quarters most recently 3.83. The grading scale is higher but that has made him more driven to get a 4.0. He really wanted to play football which Banneker does not offer so next year he will be eligible to play at McKinley or Wilson now that he has proven he can a Banneker Achiever. The best thing I did for my son academically was to encourage him to attend. He is not distracted and keeps his eye on the prize attending COLLEGE!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a freshman at Banneker High School and it is truly a great learning environment like no other.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is a freshmen this year. So far we both love it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Historically the teaching has been excellent and the students of diverse backgrounds get the most from them. The Principals have been less than stellar. In fact they have been weak. It is almost as if the central adminsitration is trying to hold the school back by placing poor leadership at the top mostly administration syncophants. The counselors teachers and students make the school. With excellent leadership the school would be amazing.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academics is very high although they seem to lack the backbone of being overall. BY that I mean that yes indeed they do have academics but high school isnt all about academics. There arent to many sports and the parent involvement is declining. Music has just com back into the school and Art has always been strong. The extracurricular acts include numerous clubs and mandatory community service which is counted as a grade.

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