Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center



Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Students by Grade
PK 0
K 62
1 72
2 65
3 59
4 59
5 64
6 61
7 57
8 53
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center is a public elementary school located in Gary, IN in the Gary Community School Corporation. It enrolls 552 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center is the 275th largest public school in Indiana and the 16,924th largest nationally. It has 21.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 552
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 26
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,924th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 275th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 958th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 442nd out of 1,125

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Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 308
(56%)
3,168
(50%)
 Male 244
(44%)
3,147
(50%)

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 539
(98%)
5,800
(92%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
341
(5%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
120
(2%)
 White 2
(0%)
42
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 330
(60%)
4,932
(78%)
 Not Eligible 191
(35%)
1,240
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(6%)
143
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center is ranked 208th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.4%) is higher than the state average of 52.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 508
2006 491
2007 467
2008 480
2009 601
2010 595
2011 361
2012 552

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.8
2006 N/A
2007 22
2008 22.7
2009 16.7
2010 17.6
2011 19
2012 21.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.40551181102362
2006 0.38900203665988
2007 0.42826552462527
2008 0.475
2009 0.54908485856905
2010 0.56302521008403
2011 0.64542936288089
2012 0.65398550724638

Compare Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
2,120.0% 21.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 65.4%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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