#1 High School in DC

Benjamin Banneker High School

800 Euclid St Nw, Washington, DC 20001

How Good is Benjamin Banneker High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Benjamin Banneker High School is a high school located in Washington, District Of Columbia. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 482 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in District Of Columbia it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for high schools in District Of Columbia and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test performance and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a high school. Benjamin Banneker High School performs significantly above average compared to other District Of Columbia high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: DC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Benjamin Banneker High School earned a grade of B- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in District Of Columbia.

Students : Teacher
DC Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
DC Avg. 18%
New Teachers
DC Avg. 16%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, Benjamin Banneker High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in District Of Columbia and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Benjamin Banneker High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
DC Avg. 17%
Free Lunch
DC Avg. 61%
Econ. Disadvantaged
DC Avg. 70%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 482
Minority Students 477
Diversity Index 26
Students with Disablities 8
Economically Disadvantaged 94%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students N/A


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Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Benjamin Banneker High School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Washington schools can be seen on the Washington, District Of Columbia schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Duke Ellington School of the Arts B- A- D A+
2 Cardozo Educational Campus C C C B-
3 Washington Metropolitan High School N/A N/A B- D
4 Columbia Heights Educational Campus B- B+ C- A+
5 District of Columbia International School A- A- B+ B

Benjamin Banneker High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Benjamin Banneker High School? 482
  • Is Benjamin Banneker High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Benjamin Banneker High School in? The school is located in District Of Columbia.
  • How can I contact Benjamin Banneker High School? The school's number is (202) 671-6320. You can visit their website at http://www.dcps.dc.gov.
  • Where is Benjamin Banneker High School? 800 Euclid St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
3500 R St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Cardozo Educational Campus
1200 Clifton St Nw Washington, DC 20009
Washington Metropolitan High School
300 Bryant St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th St Nw Washington, DC 20010
District of Columbia International School
3220 16th St Nw Washington, DC 20010