Benjamin Banneker Academy (13K670)

71-77 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-797-3702
Email: Kkwateng@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:15am - 2:35pm
School Website: https://www.benjaminbanneker.nyc
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44254
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/13K670/HS/
Bus: B38, B48, B54, B57, B62, B67, B69
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Our mission of Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development is to provide rigorous, student-centered instruction in every classroom and to instill intellectual curiosity and excellence, integrity, and cultural awareness in every student. Through student programs and strategic partnerships, we seek to create opportunities for college access, lifelong learning, and fulfilling careers. We will provide opportunities for members of our community to share ideas and resources aligned to enhance the educational experience for our scholars. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a supportive and collaborative learning environment that encourages our students' physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Programs
Humanities(K71B)
Law & Government

For students interested in all facets of learning; extensive literary, writing, and research courses to sample; interdisciplinary curriculum that includes technology, humanities, and social sciences.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Pre-Engineering(K71J)
Computer Science & Technology

Training related to the field of engineering; courses in math and science and the requirement of maintaining an 80 or above average in these areas.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Pre-Medicine(K71K)
Health Professions

An introduction to the health professions; intensive coursework in math and science and exposure to various opportunities in the medical field.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
754
831
    Grade 12 Students
217
192
    Grade 11 Students
203
230
    Grade 10 Students
158
221
    Grade 9 Students
176
188
Graduation %
100
96
College %
65
75
Humanities (K71B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

167 / 61 (2.74)
32 / 14 (2.29)
Offers - Waitlist
Pre-Engineering (K71J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

133 / 61 (2.18)
24 / 14 (1.71)
Offers - Waitlist
Pre-Medicine (K71K)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

130 / 61 (2.13)
7 / 14 (0.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.43%
Academic Engagement 
  59.17%
Safety 
  76.67%
Bully Prevention 
  66.13%
Inclusivity 
  85.10%
Mental Support 
  67.30%
Environment 
  68.18%
Post-School Support 
  79.33%
Teacher Responses - 55% responded
Academic Rigor 
  87.33%
School Satisfaction 
  89.83%
Student Behavior 
  64.44%
Student Support 
  85.67%
School Leadership 
  91.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.60%
Instructional Development 
  84.06%
Post-School Support 
  95.00%
Family Responses - 12% responded
Education 
  90.25%
Teacher Support 
  80.33%
Safety 
  92.00%
School Community 
  81.89%
School Leadership 
  89.82%
Post-School Support 
  94.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  66
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  64
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  98.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  463
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  462
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.20%
4-Year College 61.40%
Other Postsecondary 0.50%
Unknown 27.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 47.10%
Female 52.90%
English Language Learners:
  1.50%
Students with IEPs:
  17.80%
Economic Need Index:
  73.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.50%
Black 71.40%
Hispanic 18.40%
White 1.60%
Other 6.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 55.10%
White 30.60%
Other 14.30%
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